Strawberry Buttermilk Sponge

karyn ryan

By
@kallisi

Please don't be fooled by this cake's simple, plain appearance. Its anything but!!! Underneath its full of strawberries in a delicious sponge. A great favorite with my kids even the one who DOESN'T like strawberries


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
punnet of strawberries about 1 1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 stick
butter, softened
1 c
caster sugar
2
eggs
1 3/4 c
self rising flour ( cake flour)
1 1/2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
150 ml
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the oven to 350f and grease and line a 20.5cm round spring-clip tin
2
Rinse strawberries and pat dry. Chop half the strawberries in to quarters and leave the remainder whole.
3
Put the butter in the a bowl and whisk until soft, add sugar and whisk. Add vanilla and beat for a couple of mins until pale and fluffy.
4
Beat the eggs in a small bowl, then gradually add to the butter mix, beating well. Add 1/3 of the buttermilk and gently fold it with a metal spoon then fold in a third of the flour. Fold the rest of the buttermilk and the flour the same way in 2 batches. Gently mix in the chopped strawberries ( tip sprinkle flour on strawberries before adding- it helps them not to sink in the batter)
5
pour the mixture in to tin and press a few whole strawberries into the top of the mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 30-40 mins until golden or a skewer comes out clean. leave to cool before removing from tun.

Delicious with a cup of coffee

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids