This Saturday, alongside my bf, I decided to don my best Mary Berry floral bomber and do some baking. We choose the lemon and raspberry sandwich which to be honest looked seriously delicious on the BBC Good Food website, the original recipe can be found here and it’s actually a gluten free recipe, but we amended it slightly as we’re not intolerant to wheat.
The ingredients you will need for a non-gluten free version are:
For the cake & the filling:
450g pot gluten-free lemon curd yogurt
150ml sunflower oil
3 large eggs
300g golden caster sugar
300g gluten-free self-raising flour blend
25g ground polenta
1 tsp baking powder
150g pack raspberries
170ml pot double cream
For the icing:
50g icing sugar, sifted
zest 1 lemon, plus 1 tbsp juice
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm non-stick round sandwich tins with baking parchment
Beat 250ml of the yogurt with the oil and eggs. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, polenta and baking powder until well blended.
Pour the yogurt into the flour mixture and stir well. Fold in half the raspberries, then divide the mixture equally between the tins.
Level and bake for 25-30 mins until firm and cooked all the way through when an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cover with foil after 20 mins if the top is getting too brown. Leave to cool on wire racks.
Whip the cream until it’s just holding its shape and stir in the remaining lemon yogurt, being careful not to over stir it and knock out any air. Then use the lemon cream mix (which coincidentally is yummy to lick off the spoon!) to sandwich cakes together by spreading the bottom half of the sandwich with the cream then topping with the remaining raspberries.
Stir the icing sugar, lemon zest and juice together to make a runny icing. Drizzle over the cake and leave in a cool place to set before serving…if you can wait that long. We couldn’t and tucked into it straight away but it still tasted gooooooood.
Here is the final cake, and if you think it looks good (which I hope you do!), then you are most definitely correct it was totally scrumptious! This is definitely, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, not the most healthy thing in the world to eat but as an occasional treat I can’t recommend this yummy cake enough!
What are your favourite bakes? Have any of you tried this recipe too, I’d love to see your attempts!