This is how it's made Forest Fruit Cake

  1. Step 1

    Grease and line the bases of 2 x 8” cake tins. Preheat the oven to 160c(fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Step 2

    Cream together the Stork and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Step 3

    Beat in the vanilla extract.

  4. Step 4

    Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

  5. Step 5

    Sift in the flour and fold in until evenly blended.

  6. Step 6

    Fold through the forest fruits and divide the cake mixture between the tins.

  7. Step 7

    Bake in the oven for 30minutes until golden on top and springy to the touch.

  8. Step 8

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  9. Step 9

    Prepare the filling. Take 150g of the forest fruits and puree, sieve to remove the seeds. Set to one side. Beat together the Stork and mascarpone.

  10. Step 10

    Once combined, add the icing sugar and beat again.

  11. Step 11

    Set one of the cakes onto a serving plate. Add a layer of mascarpone icing and forest fruits.

  12. Step 12

    Top with the second cake again coating in a layer of mascarpone icing.

  13. Step 13

    Drizzle the reserved forest fruits puree around the top of the cake and decorate with the remaining fruits. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve.

  • Temperature: 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas 4 oC
  • Baking time:
  • Serves: 10