Strawberry and passionfruit frangipane cake

Make the most of seasonal berries.

When strawberries come into season, they are wonderfully sweet and juicy; perfect for adding to your homemade desserts for a naturally fruity flavour.

Sprinkle coconut flakes as a finishing touch to this delectable strawberry and passionfruit frangipane cake.

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Orange liqueur strawberries


1.Make orange liqueur strawberries. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a 12cm x 35cm (4¾in x 14in) rectangular loose-based tart tin.
3.Beat butter, sugar and orange rind in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until just combined. Beat in egg. Stir in almond meal and sifted flours. Spread mixture into tin; sprinkle with flaked almonds, pressing down firmly.
4.Bake cake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin.
5.Beat cream and creme fraiche in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
6.Drain liqueur strawberries over a small bowl; stir passionfruit into syrup.
7.Place cake on a long platter. Just before serving, top with cream mixture, then strawberries. Drizzle with passionfruit syrup.

You will need about 3 passionfruits for this recipe.

The cake base can be made a day ahead; store in an airtight container at room temperature. Assemble cake just before serving.


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