Mary Berry's Wimbledon Cake for Wear it Pink day

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Make baking legend Mary Berry's cake for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mary Berry's wimbledon cake

© Mary Berry

Breast Cancer Care and cake idol Mary Berry want you to get your bake on for Wear It Pink day on the 26 October.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wear It Pink is the campaign's biggest day, where everyone is encouraged to don their pinkest clothes and raise money for the good cause any way they can...like having a bake sale at your work for example!

Great British Bake Off judge and cooking legend Mary Berry has provided the recipe, all you have to do is do some cooking. Then sell off slices in your office, raffle the whole cake, or scoff it all yourself and then donate some cash - whatever you choose to do, it's all about cooking for a cause.

Mary Berry's Wimbledon Cake

Ingredients:

Cuts into 8 slices

Butter for greasing
3 eggs
90g (3oz) caster sugar
90g (3oz) self-raising flour
300ml (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped until thick
125g (4oz) strawberries, sliced
1 passion fruit, halved
strawberries, halved, to decorate

2 x 18 cm (7in) sandwich cake tins

Method:

Lightly butter the cake tins, line the bottoms with baking parchment, then butter the parchment.

Put the eggs and sugar into a large bowl. Whisk with an electric mixer at high speed until the mixture is pale and thick enough to leave a trail when the whisk is lifted out.

Sift in half of the flour and fold in gently. Repeat with the remaining flour.

Divide the mixture between the tins. Tilt to spread the mixture evenly.

Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C (170°C fan, Gas 5) for 20–25 minutes until well risen, golden, and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tins.

Turn out on to a wire rack, peel off the lining paper, and leave to cool.

Spread half of the whipped cream over 1 of the sponges. Top with the sliced strawberries and passion fruit pulp. Put the other sponge on top and press down gently.

Spread the remaining cream on top of the cake, smoothing it neatly with a palette knife. Decorate with strawberry halves.

Yum!
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