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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Lemon and Berries Cake with Mascarpone Frosting


Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

Lately I've been hooked on baking cakes. Layered cakes to be precise. I think it's the influence of all those amazing cake-decorating videos and accounts on Instagram! 💁

Hence, my latest creation - this delicious, super pretty and oh-so easy to bake and decorate lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting. 

We served this cake at our mothers' day tea party a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect to serve at a baby or bridal shower, or any other spring or summer party!


Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

This cake is my own creation, and a twist on my go-to traditional Victoria sponge cake. 

The sponge is flavored with lemon zest, and the cake itself is filled with berries jam, the creamiest lemon-flavored Mascarpone frosting and tart fresh blackberries and blueberries.

The beauty of this cake is that it's super decadent, yet it tastes so light! 

Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

The Mascarpone frosting is not overly sweet unlike regular American buttercream. Plus, the fresh berries add a delicious, juicy and a little tart note to the ensemble, helping to balance all those flavors.

Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

My son actually demanded that I use the same frosting for all my cakes, since he enjoyed the not so sweet taste a lot better than a cake iced with regular buttercream! 😊

Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

The bake of this cake is also super straight forward with only a few ingredients you probably already have at home.

AND...the decorating of the cake itself can be done by a child. Seriously, I'm not kidding. It's that easy!

Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe

Because a much as I loooove a fully decorated cake with super smooth, straight sharp edges and a ton of extras on top (aka those pretties from Instagram), sometimes all you want (and have time for) is a homely cake, am I right?

And this cake is totally it! 

Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for  a baby or bridal shower or any party! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #cake #cakerecipe #lemoncake #layredcake #layercake #summercake #berriescake #mascarponefrosting #recipe #cakerecipe




Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting

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Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting - delicious, easy to bake and decorate dessert, perfect for a baby or bridal shower or any party!

ingredients:

Lemon Cake Sponge
  • 350 g (12 oz) butter
  • 350 g (12 oz) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 350 g (12 oz) flour
  • 11 g (3 teaspoons) baking powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter for greasing the cake pans
Mascarpone Frosting and Cake Decor
  • 500 g (18 oz) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoon of berry jam
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries and blueberries
  • Edible flowers of your choice for decor

instructions:

How to cook Lemon and Berries cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Lemon Sponge Cake Directions
  1. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer with paddle attachment.
  2. Add one egg at a time, mixing until combined.
  3. Add lemon zest and mix to incorporate.
  4. Fold in flour and baking powder with a marge metal spoon.
  5. Divide the batter into three 18 cm (8 inch) round, greased cake pans lined with parchment paper. Level and tap each pan remove any air bubbles.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg. Celsius (350 F.) for 20-24 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cakes cool down completely in the pans, while you make the frosting.
Mascarpone Frosting Directions
  1. Cream the Mascarpone, sugar and lemon zest in a mixer fitted with whisk attachment until fully combined and creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the whipping cream to soft peaks consistency.
  3. Add the whipped cream to the Mascarpone mixture with a  large metal spoon until fully combined.
  4. Process to next steps to decorate your cake.
Cake Decor Directions
  1. Level your cooled cakes and place one cake layer onto a cake stand.
  2. Spread the cake layer with 2 tablespoons of berry jam and a generous amount of frosting with a palette knife.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of fresh berries and cover with another cake layer.
  4. Add the second cake layer and repeat the jam, frosting and berries process as above.
  5. Finish with last cake layer topped with the remaining frosting and more fresh berries.
  6. Decorate with edible flowers on top.





Check out my quick video recipe below to see how to make this homely and delicious lemon and berries cake with Mascarpone frosting for your next party! 😍🍋🍰







Hope you like the recipe and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag us on social media #BirdsParty so we can see and share your creativity! 😍

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4 comments:

  1. This is just mouth-wateringly beautiful! What type of edible flowers did you use? Where do you find them? Thank you for sharing such a lovely creation! I've pinned it and going to try it the next time I have a party!

    Hugs,

    Tiffany @ Teediddlydee

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    1. I used thyme flowers but any edible ones would work (or use any organic ones, like from blackberry bush or elderflower or even daisies that are safe to put onto food)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the looks of this cake! It is gorgeous!! Can you tell me where you get edible flowers and what type you used on this one? Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Tiffany @ Teediddlydee

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