Happy Birthday Mark... And Hello Cake!

25 February 2019

Jane Scotcher

We’re celebrating Mark Parson’s birthday here at Innovative Eye Care. Jane Scotcher has been lovely enough to make us all a cake for the occasion, but we don’t want to have all the fun by ourselves! That’s why we’ve got all the instructions you’ll need to remake the cake at home - that is, if you’d like to taste the most delicious thing in the world for yourself.

Jane’s Naked Strawberries & Cream Sponge Cake

You will need:

  • 2 unfilled store bought sponge cakes, each cut in half horizontally
  • 1 very generous portion of Mrs Appleton’s homemade strawberry jam (but good quality store bought is fine!)
  • Lashing of thickened cream
  • 2 punnets of juicy red ripe strawberries, sliced

To make:

  1. Split each sponge cake into two horizontally. Freezing slightly aids in the layering.
  2. Spread jam on 3 of the 4 sponge cakes.
  3. Cover the same with as many or as little strawberries as desired.
  4. Start assembling by spreading a thick layer of cream right to the edges of the same sponge cakes.
  5. Cover the top and sides with more cream.
  6. Decorate as desired - try strawberries dipped in chocolate or shaved chocolate!
  7. Serve.