06 May 2014

Red Fruit Naked Cake

Last Sunday we had guests and I did this cake. The first intention was to cover it completly with a frosting, but at the last moment I decided to finish it just like this, as a naked cake. I use to make naked cakes when I invite people at home, they often get impressed and is really easy to set this type of cakes. But the most I love is its the rustic and elegant touch. You can use any red fruit you like the most. 

Red Fruit Naked Cake
makes a 15 cm cake
200 g white sugar
200 ml vegetable oil
200 g all all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 large eggs
the zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla paste

For the filling:
500 g mascarpone
70 g powder sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, I use this one
red fruits for filling and topping

Pre-heat the oven to 180°. 
Sift the flour and the baking powder, set a side. In the bowl of the mixer beat the oil and the sugar until thick and pale. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one by one and beat. Put in the lemon zest. Finally add the flour gradually and mix just until incorporated, do not overmix once you add the flour.
Pour the mixture in a greased pan and bake 40 minutes, it will be done when a toothpick comes out clean.
If the cake get brown golden-brown but the inside is still not done, cover with aluminium foil untils it´s done.
Remove from the oven, leave it to cool down for a while and transfer to a wire rack.

Cut the cake in layers. Mix all the ingredients for the frosting. Place a layer on a cake stand or plate and put a good dollop of the mascarpone cream, spread out using a palette knife and cover with some of the red fruits, press them with your fingers. Place the second cake layer and repeat. Finish off with the third cake layer and spread a good amount of the cream and top with more red fruit. If you prefer you can serve with some dusted powder sugar

If you want to see a picture of the slice you can check it on my instagram.

Have a nice week  

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Raquel! I love your stand it´s such a classy look with the naked layer on top! Just love it! xoxo