There’s no doubting that a tea party is quintessentially British, and, well, if there’s one thing us Brits know how to do properly it’s throw a great one! So if you’re thinking of hosting a Jubilee garden party this weekend we suggest you roll up your sleeves, pop on your apron and impress your guests with this almost-fat-free Jubilee cake. The Queen wouldn’t want it any other way!
We found this great Mary Berry recipe which we followed but adapted ever so slightly. Guilt free, super satisfying and easy on the eye – this sweet treat should be centre of every Jubilee party spread!
You will need:
200g of golden caster sugar
6 eggs (separated)
Begin by separating the egg yolks from the whites. Put the egg whites to one side as you’ll need them shortly. Combine the egg yolks, semolina and sugar then grate and juice one orange into the mixture.
In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until soft peaks then fold into the cake mixture. NB: You want to whisk the eggs whites until they are firm but not dry.
Grease two cake tins and split the ingredients evenly between both. Pre-heat your oven and cook on 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
Once cooked allow each cake to cool. Whilst cooling whisk up the double cream, wash and cut the fruit. We used blueberries and strawberries as they were the perfect colours in keeping with the theme and taste incredible with thick whipped cream too!
Whisk the cream (we’d recommend an electric whisker although by hand is quite a good work out) until you have a nice thick, but spreadable consistency.
Once your cakes have cooled sandwich them together with a thin layer of cream and fruit. Then decorate the top with cream and fruits of your choice and serve your cake with all the other tea party treats.
To remain in keeping with the patriotic Jubilee theme we chose to make an Eton mess with blackberries and raspberries and a red, strawberry and blueberry white chocolate snap! Of course, no tea party would be complete without a batch of our homemade lemonade so we whizzed up a jug to complete our Jubilee party picnic. The combination of fresh, zesty lemon and sweet berries with thick cream works perfectly.
We hope that whatever you’ve got planned over the long weekend you have a royally good time. Let us know how your parties turn out and more importantly, if you make the cake.