Easy strawberry cake with fresh berries. Buttery sponge cake with strawberries folded into the mix, any summer berries will go well in the mix too.
It's such a good, melty-in-your-mouth cake. Once, when very stressed, I ate six pieces in one go to make me feel better. It did. The bathroom scales the next morning didn’t though.
The basic recipe is pretty much a simple pound cake, or quatre-quarts, with the only variation being the bit of corn or potato flour mixed in with plain flour. I think it makes it lighter. More fluffy. Apparently such mix makes genuine CAKE FLOUR, as opposed to boring old plain.
Instead of strawberries any soft fruit can be used. Give blueberries a go, that’s a real joy! Fresh berries are a must though so it's a distinctly summery cake.
You can add vanilla to the cake mix but personally I think it’s a waste of time as strawberries have their own lovely fragrance. Rose water though is genius with soft fruit, just don’t overdo it.