Thursday, 10 March 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Gâteau Recipe

Words cannot describe the magnificence of this cake, it is truly one of the most scrumptious recipes I have ever come across.  Three layers of gloriously light and fluffy vanilla cake, double cream, strawberries, the most unbelievable cream cheese frosting and shortbread biscuit crumbs combine to utterly slay you.

Both Hubby and I decided this may well be the best cake ever...

This recipe is by the gorgeous Georgina Bragg and was featured in the Sep/Oct 2010 issue of Jamie Oliver's magazine, I have been meaning to make it ever since and I am so glad I finally got around to it.  

Strawberry Cheesecake Gâteau

Serves 12

230g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
230g golden caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
230g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk

200ml double cream
300g strawberries,
 reserve a couple for decoration, hull and halve the rest
2 shortbread fingers, crumbled

Cream Cheese Icing

200g icing sugar
30g butter
80g cream cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.  Grease three 18cm- diameter cake tins and line the bases.
2.  In a large bowl or a food processor, beat the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and milk into a smooth batter.  Divide between the tins and bake for about 18 minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Leave for 5-10 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3.  Whip the cream and use to sandwich the layers together, adding strawberry halves to each cream layer.
4.  Combine the icing ingredients and pipe over the top of the sponge, or spread it over with a spatula.  Finish with crumbled shortbread and whole strawberries.

I am in love with this cream cheese icing and the shortbread crumble sets it off perfectly, I'll be making a cupcake version of this cake very soon.  I'm not a fan of the all in one method so I used the creaming method, creaming the butter and sugar, adding the egg and vanilla and beating well before adding the dry ingredients followed by the milk.  

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Natasha Green ★ said...

oh my lord triple layers! Looks delicious!

briarrose said...

I do believe I'm looking at perfection. ;) The cheesecake just kicks it up over the top.

Barbara Bakes said...

This looks like a recipe that would make anyone swoon!

Cats_cupcakes said...

This looks amazing! I'm gonna have to have a go at making this :)

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

I do apologise in advance for this but... Oh My Fucking God... this looks AMAZING!!! what a brilliant cake,,, I want to smoosh my face into it right now... is that wrong?

Lisa said...

That is awesome! I just want a nice tall slice of that.

Pistachio and Rose said...

As we both live in Brighton can I just pop over and grab a slice of that dreamy god like mega amazing cake of my dreams please?!!!!1x

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OK, I'm still laughing over Dom's comment! LOL!! My mouth is watering just looking at it! Please pass a slice!

Corrine said...

That looks amazing!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

OMG, I think this cake is just so gorgeous. Imagine serving this to company. Their jaw would drop.

Rainbow Sprinkles said...

It's like strawberry shortcake and strawberry cheesecake made sweet love. So excited about this.

How To Be Perfect said...

Dom you are hysterical and your comment had me laughing for a good while. I knew this glorious cake would get you all commenting.

P&R we should totally do a Brighton food bloggers food/recipe swap! X

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I always get excited when people say they've found their perfect cake! I can see why you're saying that. Three layers of deliciousness and a cheesecake taste? Yum!
Great presentation too

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Yum! this looks absolutely drool worthy! I love the sound of cheese cake topping and how tall it is!