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Eton Mess Cake

Inspired by the classic British dessert Eton mess, this elegant layered sponge cake is filled with all our favourite summer ingredients including our limited edition Eton Mess Popcorn. The perfect combination of light sponge and fruity zingy, it's a true summer showstopper and ideal for afternoon tea!
1 hour 40 minutes
Serves 12
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Ingredients

  • 180g unsalted soft butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 180g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 300g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • A few drops of red food colouring
  • Joe & Seph’s Eton Mess Popcorn
  • Joe & Seph’s Strawberry & Marc De Champagne Caramel Sauce (optional)
  • 1 punnet of fresh strawberries
  • 100g white chocolate
  • Crumbled meringue

Method

  1. Melt white chocolate

    Melt 100g white chocolate in a bain-marie.

  2. Coat strawberries in chocolate

    Dunk the strawberries into melted white chocolate.

  3. Refrigerate strawberries

    Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.

  4. Preheat ovens, make sponge mix

    For the sponge, preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and line the bases of 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking paper. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together for 5 minutes until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, whisking well between each addition. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together, then sift over the wet mixture and fold through.

  5. Bake

    Divide the mixture evenly between the 2 tins. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes away clean.

  6. Cool cakes

    Remove from oven and leave in tins to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack where left to cool completely.

  7. Make buttercream

    Whilst the sponge is cooling, make the butter icing. Whisk together ingredients for 2-3 minutes until light and smooth.

  8. Ice cakes

    Once the sponge is completely cool, spread the butter icing in-between the layers of sponge, covering the side and top.

  9. Top cake with strawberries, popcorn, and meringue

    Place white chocolate strawberries and popcorn on top and dust with a sprinkle of meringue.

  10. Drizzle on caramel sauce

    Optional: Drizzle over Joe & Seph’s Strawberry & Marc De Champagne Caramel Sauce.

Reviews

Penny Brooke
This cake is perfect! I've already made it twice more!
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