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Strawberry and Malted Milk Layer Cake

Fresh strawberry and a hint of malted flavour make for a great combination for a summery treat

14 - 16 Portions

Medium 30 Minutes



For the recipe  Strawberry and Malted Milk Layer Cake

For the cake:

345 g Plain Flour
3 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets
75 g Ground Almonds
225 g Unsalted Butter plus extra to grease
260 g Golden Caster Sugar plus 3 tbsp
4 Medium Eggs
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
105 g Malted Drink Powder (7 tbsp)
225 ml Milk
450 g Strawberries
400 ml Double Cream
Dr. Oetker Mini Wafer Flowers
Thyme Leaves




Heat the oven to 170C, 150C fan, gas 3. Grease 3 x 18cm cake tins and double line the bases sides with baking parchment. Mix the flour, baking powder and ground almonds in a bowl,  leave aside


Beat the butter and 260g of the sugar until creamy and pale, gradually beat in the eggs then mix in the vanilla extract and 3tbsp of the malted drink powder. Fold in the flour mixture, followed by the milk. Divide between the tins, smoothing the tops. Bake in the oven (lower shelf ) for 25-35 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle remove from the tins to a wire rack to cool completely


Meanwhile roughly chop and put 100g of the strawberries in a small saucepan along with the remaining sugar, roughly mash with a potato masher then set over a medium heat, bubble for a few mins until syrupy. Pass through a sieve discarding the pulp. Leave the syrup to cool then roughly chop 175g of the strawberries and mix in the syrup, halve the remaining strawberries and keep the smaller ones whole

Whisk the cream with the rest of the malt extract until holding its shape. Put one of the sponges on a serving plate, spread over a third of the cream and half the chopped strawberries and some of the syrup then top with another sponge, and add repeat the decoration. Set the last sponge on top then spread with the remaining cream and halved and whole strawberries, drizzle over a little more syrup. Add the thyme leaves and mini wafer flowers

Nutritional Information for the recipe Strawberry and Malted Milk Layer Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 12694 kJ
3032 kcal
1499 kJ
358 kcal
Fat 53.08 g 6.27 g
Carbohydrate 552.20 g 65.19 g
Protein 71.53 g 8.44 g