Strawberry and balsamic vinegar cake

    30 min

    Balsamic vinegar and strawberries are a delightful combination so why not combine the two in a simple strawberry cake?

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    Serves: 8 

    • For the pastry base
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • For the topping
    • 300g strawberries
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 100g sugar
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 250ml whipping cream, more to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla until the mixture is pale and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
    3. Combine flour and baking powder in another bowl. Add to the egg mixture and mix.
    4. Transfer mixture into a cake tin and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
    5. Thinly slice strawberries. Heat butter on medium heat and add berries. Cook berries for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring, until they release their juice. Add sugar and balsamic vinegar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
    6. Brush pastry base with the accumulated berry juice and arrange strawberry slices on top.
    7. Whip cream with sugar to taste and serve with cake.

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