Swedish Midsummer layer cake

60 minutes



  • 6 eggs
  • 250g of caster sugar
  • 90ml of warm water
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g of self-raising flour
  • 50g of potato flour

Filling and Topping

  • 350ml of double cream
  • 4 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 450g of strawberries, hulled and cut in half if very large
  • 200g of fresh raspberries


Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Line a round cake tin (30cm x 10cm) with baking paper
Whisk the eggs with the sugar until light and fluffy; mix the dry ingredients together and then gently fold them to the whisked eggs. Add the boiled water and then mix until all amalgamated, but do not over mix. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until it has risen and is golden brown. Turn out of the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack
Meanwhile, make the Chantilly cream by whisking the cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract together until the cream holds firm peaks; cover it and store in the fridge until needed
When the cake is cold, carefully cut it into three slices, and place one slice on a serving plate; spoon a third of the cream over the cake, then add the strawberries and raspberries;
Continue to layer the cake this way, ending with the top which is also decorated with cream, strawberries and raspberries
Serve cut into slices with extra fruit on the side