Tuesday, 20 January 2009

TWD: Berry Surprise Cake


The recipe for TWD this week is berry surprise cake, chosen by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen. As I baked this cake two weeks ago, I can't remember now whether I made a quarter or half portion of the recipe.

Anyway, berry surprise cake is made of genoise cake with whipped cream frosting and cream cheese & berry mixture in the center. Using two mini chiffon cake pans (3-inch diameter) to bake the genoise cakes as part of my improvisation allowed me to skip the part on creating a hollow in the center of the cakes. As a result, my cakes would already have been centre-hollowed when baked. Due to lack of space, I filled the hollow part of my "chiffon" cakes with only cream cheese. Just before the cakes were served, I covered them with whipped cream and placed some chopped strawberries on top.

The cakes were delicious, not overly sweet and I always adore the combination of cream cheese and strawberry. If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Mary Ann's blog for recipe!

23 Comments:

ecrunner said...

WOW!! This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!! Great pictures; looks good enough to eat! I love the combination of cream cheese and strawberries!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks absolutely adorable. It looks very yummy, great picture.

karen said...

looks super delicious. one of the prettiest ones i've seen. i made mine with blackberries which turned out good too.

kim said...

i love your small cake size and beautiful presentation! great idea to use the tube pan.

vibi said...

Splendid, Grace!
...again, I envy that beautiful weather you must be having! At least it is fitting for such a divine summery cake!
LOL I could have made mine a ...baked Alaska! or perhaps a frozen Alaska! LOL

chocolatechic said...

Yours looks beautiful.

Y said...

Looks gorgeous, and so Summery!

Fit Chick said...

Cute little cakes and they sound so good!

Engineer Baker said...

Your cake looks beautiful! I love the berries on top. Oh, and what are chiffon cake pans? I've never heard of them.

didally said...

Cream cheese and strawberries sounds delicious. Very lovely photo.

ashley said...

looks beautiful!

Karen said...

Love the mini cake! The strawberries on top are mouthwatering!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

don't tell anyone i said this, but you have the prettiest cake in the group! those berries are gorgeous!

Natalie said...

i love the photo- the cut berries look delicious!

The Food Librarian said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

SiHaN said...

did you catch that red dribbling down the sides.. bEautiful! haha. I loved the combi or cheese and strawberries as well. Perfect! glad u enjoyed the recipe!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

WOW! I love the individual size...so very precious!

pigpigscorner said...

wow yours looks really pretty!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great idea to use the two sides and to fill them as you did. Your little cake looks wonderful. If only I had a fork in hand...

Ingrid said...

Looks wonderful! Great photo!
~ingrid

n.o.e said...

Look at how beautiful your mini is! Sounds like you came up with the perfect way around the dreaded sinking cake problem.
Nancy

aileen :: motu said...

this looks soooo pretty!!

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