HOW TO MAKE FRAISIER CAKE RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make Fraisier Cake, an incredibly pretty classic French cake filled with delicious strawberries and crème pâtissière. Tricky to achieve but certain to impress!

Fraisier Cake
Preparation time: Less than 30 minutes
Cooking time: Over 2 hours
Makes 1 x 23-cm / 9-inch cake

You’ll need: One 23-cm / 9-inch springform or round loose bottom cake pan

125 g / 4-1/2 oz caster sugar
4 free-range eggs
2 lemons, zest only, finely grated
125 g / 4-1/2 oz self-raising flour, plus extra for flouring
50 g / 1-3/4 oz unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing

For the crème pâtissière
600 ml/20 fl oz milk
vanilla bean
4 free-range eggs, plus 2 free-range egg yolks
180 g / 6-1/4 oz caster sugar
1 Tablespoon kirsch
100 g / 3-1/2 oz cornflour or cornstarch
150 g / 5-1/2 oz butter, cut into cubes and kept at room temperature

For the lemon syrup
75 g / 2-3/4 oz caster sugar
2 lemons, juice only

To finish the cake
200 g / 7 oz marzipan
200 g / 7 oz dark chocolate, for decoration
600 g / 1 lb 5 oz medium sized strawberries

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more strawberry recipes? Try these…

Strawberry Granita
Easy Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Shortcake