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Fresh berry Chantilly cake

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Layers of lemon-scented vanilla sponge cake, mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries make this berry chantilly cake a dreamy, showstopping dessert.

WHAT IS CHANTILLY CAKE?

Berry Chantilly cake is a delicious cake consisting of layers of sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and fresh berries.

INGREDIENTS

Full recipe and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Flour. I used cake flour but all purpose flour can also be used.
  • Caster sugar. 
  • Baking powder. 
  • Greek yogurt. 
  • Eggs. Extra-large eggs.
  • Oil. I used canola oil but you could also use melted coconut oil. The oil results in a really soft sponge.
  • Vanilla extract. 
  • Lemon zest.
  • Salt.
  • Cream. Heavy / whipping cream. 
  • Mascarpone. 
  • Icing sugar / Powdered sugar. 
  • Fresh berries.
Fresh berry Chantilly cake

HOW TO MAKE CHANTILLY CAKE

  1. Lemon-scented vanilla sponge cake: Grease and line three 20cm/7.8inch cake pans with baking paper and preheat the oven. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and lemon zest together in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients then mix until combined and smooth. Divide the batter between the three prepared pans. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 25-30 minute or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  2. Make the Mascarpone whipped cream: Whip together the cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Add the softened, room temperature Mascarpone and whip until stiff peaks form. It’s important for the mascarpone to be soft and at room temp otherwise it might not incorporate into the cream smoothly. The icing/powdered sugar along with the Mascarpone stabilizes the cream, allowing it to keep its shape for longer.
  3. Assemble and decorate the cake: Layer the cooled cakes with the whipped cream and berries. I used raspberries, sliced strawberries and blueberries in the layers and added fresh cherries to the top. Blackberries and gooseberries can also be used.
Chantilly cake with fresh berries.
Fresh berry Chantilly cake

Fresh Berry Chantilly Cake

Layers of lemon-scented vanilla sponge cake, mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries make this Chantilly cake a dreamy, showstopping dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Baking, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients
  

for the cake layers

  • 3 cups cake/all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • cups caster sugar
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

for the mascarpone whipped cream

  • 250 ml whipping/heavy cream
  • 1 cup icing sugar/powdered suga
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 3 cups fresh berries of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F and grease and line three 20cm/7.8inch diameter cake pans with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out onto a wire rack. Make sure the layers are completely cool before assembling the cake.
  • To make the mascarpone whipped cream, whip the cold cream with the icing/powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Add the softened mascarpone and whip to stiff peaks.
  • Whipped cream tip: Whipping cream on a slow speed will ensure the air bubbles forming are small and more stable. Often when cream is whipped at a high speed the cream will deflate sooner because the larger air bubbles collapse quicker.
  • To assemble the cake, sandwich the cake layers together with the whipped cream and add berries.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword Berry chantilly cake, Chantilly cake, Chantilly cake recipe

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  1. Carisma says

    5 stars
    mmmmmmmm delecious <3

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