Speaking of this birthday cake, I was in a layer-cake kind of mood recently, both making and eating, of course. One of my favourite layer cakes is Hokkaido Vanilla Cake: layers of soft and spongy Hokkaido vanilla cake, and fresh strawberry, layered with fresh whipped cream. The flavours really work so well together, and I personally find it really unique and quite appealing, clean and clear, once sliced. What’s interesting, is that most people intrigued by the fresh strawberries as the cake toppings.
Hankerie's Strawberry Vanilla Cake recipe:
8cm round vanilla Hokkaido cakes
1 cup fresh whipping cream
1TBSP caster sugar
1 heaping cup fresh strawberries to decorate
Whip the cream and sugar in a freestanding electric mixer with a whisk attachment and beat until firm but not stiff. Spread half of the whipped cream on one of the cake layers, spreading around Place the other cake layer on top and top with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries as desired.