Inspired by the classic dessert, this Eaton Mess Cake combines crisp meringues, sweetened cream, fresh berries – layered between a light and airy sponge cake. A refreshing dessert for spring and summer celebrations.
Source: Eton Mess Cake
Our ‘zingy’ lemon cake has to be one of the most popular choices of cake filling that we offer. The secret of the cake is the filling, the lemon cakes are filled with seriously delicious homemade lemon curd, made from an easy microwave recipe that I came across years ago. We are never in short supply of lemons out here in Spain, so lemon curd is a popular choice of mine to use the lemons up. For any of you that have an abundance of lemons that you need to find a use for, here is our Lemon Curd recipe – give it a try.
3 large lemons – Juice & Zest
– Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave.
– Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and heat in the microwave for 5 mins on high.
– Remove the bowl and stir the mixture. Return to the microwave for a further 2/3 mins on medium, until thick.
– Remove from the microwave and allow to cool.
– Place in jars or containers, then place in the fridge.
– Lemon curd can be frozen for use at a later date.
Naked (or bare) cakes are a delicious wedding cake option allowing the sponge and filling layers to show. To the cream filling we add lots of fresh fruit, so the cake is simply bursting with flavour. The cake does not have to be a plain victoria sponge, the sponge can be made in any favour or colour. The cakes can be decorated with fruit, flowers, greenery or basically anything you want, they are so versatile. They can be displayed on a vintage cake stand, crate wooden log, the list is endless.
You may even choose ‘naked’ mini cakes, instead of cupcakes, or have small naked cakes to act as centrepieces for your guests on each table to share amongst themselves. Decorate with a table number, flowers or mini bunting.. this is a fabulous idea and will go down a treat!
These cakes definitely have the ‘Look’ that look simply delicious and just have to be eaten! – see our Pinterest Board for lots more photos and ideas.