How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 375F.Grease a 20cm cake pan.
  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Each should be beaten for 1minute.Add the vanilla and beat again scraping the bowl sides with a rubber spatula.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and add one third to butter mixture and beat. Add one third of the milk and beat on low speed. Continue alternately adding the ingredients in the same manner ending with the last third of the flour mixture.
  • Pour the batter in the pan and spread it evenly leveling the top.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes till springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Filling:
  • Bring the milk and the vanilla to a simmer in a heavy saucepan. Meanwhile, beat the sugar, egg yolks and cornstarch till smooth. Slowly add hot milk whisking till all combined. Put the mixture back in the saucepan and cook over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and add the butter, whisk till butter melts. Measure 1/3 cup of the custard and set aside, cool completely. Fold the whipped cream into 1/3 cup of the custard mixture till combined.
  • Assembling:
  • Cut the cake horizontally in two layers. Spread the cream mixture over the first cake layer and smooth the top with a spoon and sprinkle some diced strawberries on top .Cover with the second cake layer and spread the custard mixture over the top .Decorate with the strawberries, Almonds and icing sugar. Chill.
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    " It was excellent "
    chispirit ate it and said...
    WOW I love this one :0)
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  • dogfool 6 years ago
    THis is the cake my husband has been asking for for several years reminds him of one he had as a child. Thank you I will be baking this this week!
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    I haven't made a butter cake in years and will try this recipe. My boys are going to get so fat sampling these recipes but at least they're eating great food thanks to you. Thank you for posting another great recipe, Ahmed.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    I've got my eye on this one!I can't wait to
    find an excuse to make this one...thanks Ahmed!
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  • cakelady 7 years ago
    Your butter cake looks really good! It looks nice and golden...the way butter cake should look. The custard and strawberries are a great addition. Great post Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    Yummy as usual!
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    This looks very good! Thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    chezzane ate it and said...
    superb posting!thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Hmmmm... you again Ahmed... This is the type of recipe that I love.... delicious and beautiful but quick and easy..... Thanks!!!! it's really wow! :-O
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  • msmanser 7 years ago
    That looks so yummie!
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  • cookinwithjen 7 years ago
    Looks absolutely delicious
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    yup rich creamy and delicious...superb posting!!!
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  • tcvillegas 7 years ago
    Another great kitchen-tested recipe! Kudos, Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    I love the "rustic" look! Absolutely devine! Great post, as always!!
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  • invisiblechef 7 years ago
    I agree, it reminds me of Cholena's Tart recipe, oh all this fruit is so good. Beautiful picture and recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    mmmmm looks so creamy and delicious...thank you for post.JOYMARIE
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