Ultimate Summer Berry Cake by Lily Vanilli

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    • Vegetarian
  • 6 Reviews

    4 star rating

This Ultimate Summer Berry Cake recipe has been created especially by our friend Lily Vanilli. If you're looking for a sponge cake made with the best ingredients for the best flavour, this one is for you. Lily has adorned this beautiful cake with buttercream and fresh flowers making it a really pretty bake. This cake recipe is perfect if you've got friends round for a coffee. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan/gas 6.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in the butter until the mixture appears to be evenly coated and looks like a fine crumble mix, about 2–3 minutes using an electric mixer on medium speed.

  3. Now add the eggs and beat, on medium, just until incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and beat, on medium and then on high, until the mixture is smooth and combined, but also a bit lighter in colour - really go for it with the beating...it will take a good 3-4 minutes.

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  4. Divide the mixture between your two prepared tins and level out to the edges. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

  5. Leave to cool completely, then turn out of your tins.

  6. To make the vanilla buttercream, beat the soft butter alone for 4–5 minutes on high speed. Add the icing sugar, vanilla (or berries) and cream and beat on a low speed to bring it together, then turn up and beat on high for another 2–3 minutes.  

  7. Once your cake is completely cool, use the back of a spoon to spread some of the buttercream on top of the first layer.

  8. Then pile it with chopped fresh strawberries or redcurrants or any fruit you like. Place the second layer on top and decorate with cut strawberries or any fruit plus fresh flowers or elderflower if you like.

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  1. 5 star rating

    5 star it was great taste and looked like a charm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 5 star rating

    i love this cake

  3. 5 star rating

    Ok 👍🏻 fun 2 make

  4. 1 star rating

    Disaster! Made the mistake of not testing this recipe out prior and made a birthday cake which turned out incredibly dense, rubbery and gluey in texture. The icing is delicious though!! I suggest finding another sponge recipe to putting this icing on!

  5. 4 star rating

    sorry have not tasted it yet but i rated the look 4 and it was exceptionally pretty

  6. 5 star rating

    i like it i addded it on my app

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