Pimms Cake

about 12 - 16 slices
Serve up a slice of summer with this surprisingly simple showstopper! Pimms and cake, the perfect garden party combination!
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For the Sponge
275 gMargarine
275 gCaster Sugar
5Medium Eggs (beaten)
5 mlValencian Orange Extract (1 tsp)
1Orange Zest
300 gPlain Flour
2 tspDr. Oetker Baking Powder
For the Pimms Syrup
100 mlPimm's
30 gCaster Sugar
To Decorate
300 gMascarpone
200 mlDouble Cream
35 gIcing Sugar (4 tbsp)
10 mlDr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2 tsp)
75 mlPassionfruit Coulis
45 mlPimms (3 tbsp)
50 gStrawberries
leafMint Leaves
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For the Sponge

First up lets make the sponge; preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C/Gas Mark 4. Grab 3 x 7” round cake tins and grease and line them, now we’re ready to bake!


First thing; cream together your margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, Orange Extract and zest until smooth and all combined. Finally sieve over the flour and Baking powder and fold into the mixture. 


Divide your mixture equally between your prepared tins and pop in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. Whilst your cakes are baking make your pimms syrup; pop the Pimms and sugar in a pan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, then leave to cool. 


Once your cakes are baked, poke holes in the sponge with a skewer and brush over the syrup. Leave to cool in the tins for 15 minutes, then remove, and pop onto a wire rack to cool completely.


To Decorate

First up make the mascarpone filling; pop the mascarpone, double cream, icing sugar, Vanilla Extract and Pimms into a large bowl and whisk together to form soft peaks. 


Once your cakes are cooled, pop the first layer of sponge onto your cake stand or serving plate. Pop the filling into a piping bag and cut a 1cm hole in the end of the piping bag. Pipe blobs of filling over the top of the sponge. Drizzle over the coulis and pop another sponge layer on top. Repeat the above and sandwich on the final sponge layer. Pipe more filling on top of the cake and drizzle over the coulis. 


Slice the strawberries and orange and pop on the top of the cake to decorate. Finish with a few mint leaves. 


Your summery Pimms cake is ready to serve, it the perfect addition to any BBQ and will get eaten up in no-time!