Strawberry Pimm’s cake

Strawberry Pimm’s cake

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Jeanette


“My favorite summer cake! It combines all ingredients a Pimm’s bowl would include, like strawberries, cucumber, oranges, and mint. What else do you need? Share your own recipe and send it to community@kitchenstories.io”

Difficulty

Hard 💪
80
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
240
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-16+
500 g strawberries (divided)
750 ml Pimm’s (divided)
465 g sugar (divided)
eggs
180 g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp milk
285 g flour
4 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
8 leaves gelatin
900 ml heavy cream (divided)
½ orange
¼ cucumber
7 g mint
150 g strawberry jam
250 g mascarpone
½ tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
red food coloring (optional)
strawberries for serving
mint for serving
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • saucepan
  • immersion blender
  • 4 large bowls
  • oven
  • offset spatula
  • fine sieve
  • plastic wrap
  • 2 small bowls
  • fine grater
  • liquid measuring cup
  • cake board
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • rubber spatula
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 3 baking pans (26-cm/10-in.)
  • toothpick

Nutrition per serving

Cal
645
Protein
7g
Fat
35g
Carb
56g

Step 1/8

  • 425 strawberries
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • immersion blender
  • plastic wrap
  • liquid measuring cup
  • large bowl
  • cutting board
  • knife

Chop most of the strawberries and mix with part of the sugar in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs., then blend with an immersion blender.

Step 2/8

  • 4 eggs
  • 180 butter
  • 350 sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 180 ml strawberry puree
  • 285 flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • oven
  • fine sieve
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • 3 baking pans (26-cm/10-in.)
  • small bowl

Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F. To make the cake, separate the eggs. Mix the butter, part of the sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract, half of the milk, and part of the strawberry puree. Then sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the wet mixture and combine. Add the remaining milk. Beat the egg whites and gently fold them into the mixture. Divide the batter between three equal-sized baking pans and bake for approx. 20 min.

Step 3/8

  • 8 leaves gelatin
  • 50 ml Pimm’s
  • small bowl

To prepare the Pimm’s mousse, soak the gelatin in a part of the Pimm’s.

Step 4/8

  • 700 ml Pimm's
  • 100 sugar
  • 500 ml heavy cream
  • saucepan
  • large bowl
  • toothpick

Put a third of the remaining Pimm’s in a saucepan. Use a toothpick to mark the height of liquid in the saucepan. Bring to a boil, add the remaining Pimm’s and sugar, and simmer to reduce to a third (the syrup is done when the reduced liquid reaches the height of the marked toothpick). In the meantime, whisk part of the heavy cream until stiff and set aside at room temperature.

Step 5/8

  • 220 ml Pimm's syrup

Measure out the cooked syrup. If not enough liquid, add some strawberry puree to it. Add hot syrup to soaked gelatin and whisk slowly until gelatin is dissolved. Then whisk on high speed until the mixture is foamy. Set aside and let cool down to room temperature.

Step 6/8

  • ½ orange
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 75 strawberries
  • 7 mint
  • fine grater
  • rubber spatula

Zest the orange and the cucumber. Cut the remaining strawberries, orange, and cucumber into small pieces. Chop the mint. Add a third of the stiff cream to the Pimm’s-gelatin mixture and whisk to combine. Then add the remaining stiff cream and fold it in with the fruit and cucumber pieces, mint, and zests.

Step 7/8

  • 150 strawberry jam
  • cake board

Spread each sponge layer with strawberry jam and then use a cake board to assemble the cake by layering the cakes and the Pimm’s mousse. Start and end with the cake layers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.

Step 8/8

To make the outer frosting, whisk mascarpone, lemon zest, and confectioner’s sugar, then gradually whisk in heavy cream until soft and spreadable. You can add a bit of red food coloring if you want. Then spread the cake with the frosting and decorate with strawberries and mint. Ready to enjoy!
  • 250 mascarpone
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 400 ml heavy cream
  • red food coloring
  • strawberries for serving
  • mint for serving
  • offset spatula
  • large bowl

To make the outer frosting, whisk mascarpone, lemon zest, and confectioner’s sugar, then gradually whisk in heavy cream until soft and spreadable. You can add a bit of red food coloring if you want. Then spread the cake with the frosting and decorate with strawberries and mint. Ready to enjoy!