CAKES & CUPCAKES RECIPES

Sweet June 12th: Limoncello & Balsamic Strawberry, Victoria Sponge Teacake

sponge teacake

To tell the truth, I rarely bake cakes. First of all, it is a real high-calorie bomb in one little bite. Besides, it lies heavy on the stomach after trying some recipes. So, when I find a good easy-to-cook recipe with simple light ingredients, I just can’t resist.

I tried this Limoncello and Balsamic Strawberry, Victoria Sponge Teacake recipe thanks to two occasions: my husband’s birthday and the biggest desire to try out my latest purchase – the cookbook “What Katie Ate. Weekend Katie” by Katie Quinn Davies. Perhaps, I am too old-fashioned but I love books illustrated with the stunning photographs that I can physically hold in my hands. “What Katie Ate” truly amazed me how great it is designed. It is a real aesthetic pleasure to own it! The only thing that a little bit confused me is the contradiction between English version of the recipe and the Polish translation I used as I have the Polish edition of this cookbook. So, if you are going to recreate one of Katie’s recipes from her foreign editions, I advice you to make sure the translated recipe corresponds to the original one.

I won’t write down the recipe of this cake on my blog as I find it pointless. Please, check out Katie’s recipe (by the way, it is print friendly!:) on her blog here!

M-m-m-m… yummy! Especially that limoncello and balsamic strawberry filling! Real heaven! I believe the filling can also perfectly match any summery light dessert, for example, Panna Cotta!

What do you think? Do you want to try it?

sponge teacake

Here is my new favourite cookbook so far…

sponge teacake

sponge teacake

For the cake I used: butter, eggs, milk (not seen on the picture),caster sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar (instead of vanilla essence)

sponge teacake

For the yummy strawberry filling you’ll need: fresh strawberries, handful of mint leaves, lemon juice, caster sugar. balsamic acid, Limoncello…or in my case Grand Manier (and it proved out just well!)

sponge teacake

Mascarpone cream for a perfect match for our strawberry filling

Here is the result of my efforts 🙂

sponge teacake

sponge teacake

sponge teacake

And I guess the client is happy! I can tell it by his pleased face!

sponge teacake

sponge teacake

sponge teacake

Happy end of June, guys! Make your summer something special!

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