Todays recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is French Strawberry Cake, the recipe was contributed by Flo Braker.
The recipe calls for baking a génoise, a French sponge cake with no chemical leaveners, just air beaten into the eggs. The finished and cooled génoise gets cut into three layers and filled with mashed strawberries and whipped cream with a bit of sour cream or, as in my case, crème fraîche. Then some more strawberries for decoration, et voilà! Enjoy!
This is a delicious and delightful cake, perfect for serving with a cup of coffee or tea in the month of June - the sumptuous summer strawberries that are available at all the farmers markets right now are just perfect in this cake.
We found this cake to be surprisingly light, not dense at all. Adding mashed fruit and whipped cream between the layers of this French sponge cake makes for a very pretty presentation.
Our hosts for today's recipe are Sophia of Sophia's Sweets and Allison of Sleep Love Think Dine - a big Thank You to both our gracious hosts!
To see how the other Doristas prepared the French Strawberry Cake, please click here.