Strawberry Cream Cake


You will need

A little Trex, for greasing
125g Self-raising flour
1 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of salt
115g Caster sugar
75g Trex, at room temperature
2 Eggs
3 tbsp Milk
½ tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Finely grated lemon zest

To decorate

3-4 tbsp Strawberry jam
150ml Double cream
150g Strawberries, sliced


1 Position the oven shelves towards the centre of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease two 18cm (7in) sandwich tins with a little Trex, line their bases with circles of greaseproof paper, then lightly grease the paper.

2 Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, Trex, unbeaten eggs, milk, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Use a wooden spoon to beat the mixture together until smooth and creamy – this will only take 1-2 minutes.

3 Share the mixture equally between the prepared tins and level the surfaces. Bake for 18-20 minutes. To test that the cakes are cooked, they should be golden brown, and when touched lightly the tops should spring back into place. Put the tins on

4 Remove the cakes from their tins and cool on a wire rack, then remove the lining paper. When completely cool, sandwich the cakes together with strawberry jam, whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Spread whipped cream over the top and arrange more sliced strawberries over the surface.

Recipe courtesy of Trex

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