Make a bought cake go further when those unexpected visitors arrive. Ring the changes by using fruits in season.
What you need
- 1 madeira cake, unsliced
- 100 g red jam, warmed and sieved
- 75-100 g desiccated coconut
- 3-6 tsp cointreau liqueur
- 300 ml double cream, lightly whipped into soft peaks
- 175 g fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 banana, peeled, sliced and dipped into 30 ml lemon juice
Brush the cake with the jam. Coat with the coconut.
Carefully cut a triangle-shaped piece of cake from the top of the cake and remove.
Place the cake on a serving plate. Sprinkle the liqueur in the cut. Spread with any remaining jam.
Spoon half the cream into the cut. Top with half the strawberries and banana. Spoon in remaining cream.
Cut the triangle piece of cake into slices and place in the cream.
Decorate with fresh fruit and fresh mint leaves.
You could use Battenburg or fruit cake. Use your preferred liqueur or orange juice.
|Per portion||Per 100g||Men||Women|
|Fat (saturated) (g)||23.7||11.0|
|Salt (equivalent) (g)||0.58||0.27||7||5|
|Per Portion||Per 100g||RDA|
|Vitamin A (µg)||1303||604||800|
|Vitamin B-12 (µg)||0.30||0.14||1|
|Vitamin B-6 (mg)||0.23||0.11||2|
|Vitamin C (mg)||20.5||9.52||60|
|Vitamin D (µg)||0.00||0.00||266|
|Vitamin E (mg)||1.06||0.49||10|
|Pantothenic acid (mg)||0.76||0.35||6|