Mamma-mias-strawberry-gateau

Mamma Mia’s strawberry gateau

Easy sponge cake with a fluffy covering, decorated with juicy red berries

By , 03 October 2017

(13 votes)

Mamma Mia’s strawberry gateau
  • 1 Hour 10 Mins
  • Serves: 16
  • Price: 22p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 86g serving contains
  • Energy

    882KJ

    211KCAL

    11%
  • Fat

    10.8g

    med

    15%
  • Saturates

    6.6g

    high

    33%
  • Sugars

    18.0g

    med

    20%
  • Salt

    0.10g

    low

    2%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1025kJ/245kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 drop vanilla essence
  • 200g Asda Strawberry Jam, stirred
  • 300g strawberries, halved
  • 284ml tub Elmlea Double Cream Alternative
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a deep 23cm round cake tin with a little of the butter and line with baking paper.

  • Melt the remaining butter. Allow to cool slightly but not solidify.

  • Using an electric hand-mixer beat together the eggs and sugar over a pan of gently simmering water until the mixture is thick, pale and mousse-like.

  • Sift half the flour over the mixture and fold in gently with a metal spoon. Pour the butter around the edges of the bowl and fold in. Add the vanilla, then sift and fold in the remaining flour.

  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 35-40 mins until lightly browned on top. Allow to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out to cool on a wire rack.

  • Halve the cake and spread the middle with jam. Beat the Elmlea until thick, then spread around the cake. Decorate with the strawberries and serve.