This dessert is straightforward and impressive. You may just use a simple cake constructed from a mixture as a substitute of the sponge cake recipe I give under, and a ready whipped topping or canned whipped cream as a substitute of clean to make it even more straightforward, however with only a wee little bit of effort, this dessert may also be constructed from scratch and assembled in lower than an hour (together with baking time).
pinch of salt
3/four cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/four cup sugar
half pint blueberries, wiped clean an patted dry with paper towels
half pint strawberries, wiped clean an patted dry with paper towels (sliced or complete, as you favor)
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 325. Whip the eggs, salt, half cup sugar, and half teaspoon vanilla till gentle and fluffy and about tripled in quantity. Carefully combine within the flour, simply till neatly mixed. Do no longer combine the flour an excessive amount of, or the sunshine, fluffiness you simply whipped into the mix will disappear. Pour the batter right into a greased cake pan. I take advantage of a 9-inch flute-edged pan, however an 8- or 9-inch spherical cake pan will do effectively. Bake till golden brown and till a toothpick inserted within the middle of the cake comes out blank, about 20-25 mins. Let cool a couple of mins after which prove onto a serving platter. Let cool no less than ten mins extra ahead of making the whipped cream.
For the whipped cream:
In a big, blank bowl and with blank beaters, whip the cream on low velocity till it bureaucracy cushy peaks and doubles in quantity. Ad the remainder 1/four cup sugar and half teaspoon vanilla, and beat for any other 30 seconds on low velocity.
Dump the whipped cream on best of the cake, and unfold it round into an roughly even layer. Arrange the strawberries and blueberries on best (both methodically in a trend or just scattered).
Best when assembled straight away previous to serving, however it may be assembled moderately coated, and refrigerated for as much as two hours ahead of serving.
Serves 6-Eight relying on dimension of urge for food.