There’s nothing better than a sweet citrus creamy iced cake for those hot summer gatherings. This cake was inspired by a Pinterest photo of a mixed berry & lemon cheesecake based on a new trend of using whip cream instead of cheesecake mix. This method is so easy and the result is fluffier and lighter.
This month’s article might be the shortest but trust me, once you try this recipe you’ll end up with a beautiful iced cake that looks like it was made in a luxurious French bakery!
You will need:
- Whipped cream mix (3 packs)
- Cornstarch (amount depends on texture)
- Blueberries (2 packs, preferably fresh)
- 1 cup of icing sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 4 tbs of lemon zest
- 20 pcs of lotus biscuits
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
1-For the blueberry sauce: In a saucepan, pour water and add the blueberries and cornstarch. Let it cook then simmer for a while before adding the lemon zest. Set aside to cool down completely. Do not place it in the fridge but let it cool down to room temperature. You can pour the sauce into a bowl and set it aside to help it cool faster.
2-For the cake base: Pour the whip cream mix into a mixing bowl then add icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
3-Mix all together until soft peaks are formed.
4-Finally, the layers: First start with a soft layer of the whip cream, then drizzle at least 4 tbs of blueberry sauce, again the whip cream, then randomly stack the lotus biscuits etc. until the pan is full.
5-Make sure the last layer is whip cream and that you first place a parchment paper or plastic wrap so it is easy to remove and serve once it’s done.
6-Place the pan into the freezer and let it freeze overnight. Stand in room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
7-Since I am known for my love for a beautiful garnish on a cake, you could go wild with this one! You can add fresh fruits such as mixed berries or try nuts, sprinkles, lemon zest, dried edible flowers, biscuit crumbs etc. .
This iced cake is everything you need in our climate. Make this recipe your way and let me know how it goes.
Remember: Bake for love and bake with love!
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