Eton mess cake - recipe

Eton mess cake

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a baking tray (33cm x 18cm approx) with greaseproof paper.

  2. 2

    Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, until mix is light and creamy.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 125g Butter (unsalted)
    • 125g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) Large
    • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  3. 3

    Fold in the sifted flour, baking powder and ground almonds. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 200g Plain white flour
    • ½tsp Baking powder
    • 100g Almonds (ground)
  4. 4

    Lay the strawberries cut side down into the mixture along with the broken meringue nests.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 300g Strawberries cut in half
    • 3 Meringue nests broken
  5. 5

    Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  6. 6

    Allow to cool and then cut into 12 portions and serve on its own or with cream.

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