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recipe image Strawberry & Coconut Sponge Cake

Strawberry and Coconut Sponge Cake

Strawberry and Coconut Sponge Cake

in partnership with @twisted

in partnership with @twisted

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Ready in
    1 hour 4 minutes
  • Servings
    8 portions
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

  • 285 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 170 g Stork
  • 330 g granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 g sour cream
  • 240 ml coconut milk
  • 80 g shredded coconut
Strawberry jam
  • 100 g strawberries
  • 150 g jam sugar (or good quality store bought jam)
Coconut Cream Cheese Buttercream
  • 100 g Stork
  • 120 g cream cheese
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 15 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 coconut extract
To Decorate
  • toasted coconut flakes
  • 1 punnet fresh strawberries
  • edible flowers

      Instructions

      1. In a large bowl combine your plain flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
      2. In a stand mixer or by hand, beat your Stork and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping with a rubber spatula as you go. Add in your egg whites and mix on medium speed until fully combined or whisk well. Then add in your vanilla, sour cream and coconut milk. Mix until smooth and fully incorporated.
      3. Separate your egg whites and add into mixture.
      4. Mix on medium speed until fully combined or whisk well. Then add in your vanilla, sour cream and coconut milk. Mix until smooth and fully incorporated.
      5. Begin adding your dry ingredients and shredded coconut, add small amounts at a time, mixing as you go. Then pour your batter into two lined 9’’ cake tins and bake in a preheated oven for 20- 25 mins @ 180 degrees.
      6. To make your jam, add washed strawberries to a heavy based pan followed by your jam sugar. Cook for about 9 mins until the strawberries have softened and the jam has become nice and thick.
      7. To make your frosting, combine room temperature Stork, cream cheese, icing sugar, coconut milk and both extracts. Mix on medium speed in a stand mixer or by hand until the icing is smooth and fluffy.
      8. Once your sponges have baked and are golden brown, place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
      9. To assemble, remove your sponge from its tin and place on a cake stand. Add a layer of jam to your sponge, followed by a layer of sliced strawberries and finally a layer of coconut frosting then place the second sponge on top. Then cover the top and sides of your cake with the remaining coconut frosting. Decorate with toasted coconut, fresh strawberries and edible flowers and enjoy!