Fraiser Cake

Fraiser cake is an extravagant French treat from France. It’s got Genoise sponge cake and diplomat cream and strawberry jam. What’s not to love?

This is, without a doubt, one of the best summer cakes I’ve ever attempted. It’s extremely delicate and light in texture, and while it takes some effort to make (and certainly many bowls), the result is far more than worth it!

What is Fraiser Cake an imitation of?

The Fraiser Cake is one of the popular French desserts, typically prepared during the summer months with fresh strawberries. The term “Fraiser” comes from the French word fraises which is a simple word meaning strawberries!

What is the basis of a Fraiser Cake?

Fraiser cake contains a variety of distinct elements that make up its structure:

The most significant aspect that this cake has is it’s the cake itself! This Genoise sponge cake is famous for being light and airy.

This is because making the sponge cake requires beating the egg mixture to absorb the most air possible.

The other component you’ll be making includes the diplomatic cream. Diplomat cream is among the fundamental ingredients of French pastries.

Some people make the cream using additional ingredients, such as gelatin powder and whipped cream, but I prefer the less complicated version similar to custard made using butter.

The final and most well-known element of Fraiser cake must be the strawberries! When you purchase strawberries, try to buy them that are in season and as fresh as they can be.

No Fresh Strawberries? Problem solved! Problem!

As we’ve discussed, Fraiser cake is made from fresh strawberries. But what happens if you aren’t able to find them at the moment? But don’t fret! There are many ways that you can prepare Fraiser cake with fresh strawberries.

In this particular recipe, I used a jam made with frozen strawberries. It’s slightly heavier than the traditional jam. However, this thickness is needed to prevent layering excessively.

If you have freshly picked strawberries, then you could take 12-14 strawberries that are similar in size and place them aside.

Chop the remaining strawberry. Then, take the remaining strawberries and cut them in half. The top layer of the Genoise sponge on a spring-like form, and then arrange the halved strawberries on the edges.

Place the strawberries chopped in the middle and sprinkle over the cream diplomate. The filling is covered using the remaining piece of Genoise sponge. Chill the cake for a minimum of 3 hours.

So, regardless of whether you’ve picked beautiful fresh strawberries from the garden or you end up making the jam yourself, both methods produce the same delicious, beautiful dessert!

Can I Make the Cake More Delicious?

The cake is already extremely rich due to the diplomat’s cream. However, you can increase its sweetness by adding additional steps.

The cream will be much more delicious by adding some orange flower extract. It can enhance the taste while also bringing out the floral nature of the strawberries.

The other thing you can do is brush your Genoise sponge cakes with strawberry syrup (I use the syrup of this specific model). This will add even more delicate sweetness to this already exquisite dessert!

How to Create Fraiser Cake

Step 1.

Assemble your ingredients.

In a microwave-proof bowl, beat eggs and sugar.

Step 2.

Place the mixture in the double boiler and mix until it’s near twice the size (this takes a while). Take the mixture off the heat and continue to beat with an electric mixer’s aid.

When the mixture becomes fluffy and light, gradually stir in flour.

Step 3.

Stir the mixture with a spoon. Then put the mix into a 9-inch baking paper lined springform pan.

Step 4.

The sponge is baked for about 25-30 mins at 350°F.

It is important to cool the sponge before removing it from the tin.

Step 5.

Within a bowl, stir eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch.

To prepare the cream, put the milk into a saucepan and let it warm until it’s simmering.

Step 6.

Pour a little of the warm egg mixture into the milk, slowly whisking frequently until they are combined. Then, pour your egg mix into the pot along with the milk. Cook at a medium temperature with a stirring function for approximately 6-7 minutes.

Remove the hot mixture. Mix in butter and vanilla until it is smooth.

Step 7.

Once the cake has cool, cut it in half to create the cake with two layers.

Step 8.

To make jam put the strawberries in a saucepot with sugar and water. Then, cook until the strawberries are soft.

Puree them in an immersion blender, and cook until the mix becomes thick.

Step 9.

Then, put the top portion of the Genoise sponge in the spring shape.

Cover the bottom portion of the cake by spreading strawberry jam. If the jam remains warm, allow it to cool. Keep a few tablespoons of it for topping.

Step 10.

Spread the cream all over the jam that is cooling. You can pipe it out of a piping bag to avoid any sort of mess.

Place the second portion of the cake over the filling. Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours.

Step 11.

Spread the remaining jam on top, then decorate it according to your style.

Enjoy!

Fraiser Cake

yield: 1 CAKE Preparation time: 50 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Additional time: 2 12 HOURS Total time: 3 HOUR 20 MINUTES

This delicious, light summer cake is a great way to impress your loved ones and friends when it comes to tea time, dessert, or any other time!

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Sugar caster
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup butter

For the cream

To make jam

  • 1 lb. frozen strawberries that have been thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tbsp of water

Instructions

  1. In a bowl that is heatproof, beat the eggs and sugar. Place the mixture on an overheated double boiler, and mix until it’s nearly doubled in size (this takes a bit of time). Take the mixture off the heat and continue to beat using the aid of an electric mixer.
  2. When the mixture has become fluffy then, gradually add the flour. Mix it with a spoon. Place the mixture in a 9-inch baking paper-lined springform pan.
  3. Bake for between 25 and 30 mins at 350°F.
  4. It is important to cool the sponge before removing it from the tin.
  5. To prepare the cream, put your milk into a pan and let it warm until it’s nearly boiling. A bowl is needed to mix eggs, yolks, sugar, and cornstarch.
  6. Pour some warm liquid into the eggs, slowly whisking continuously until the eggs are well-coated. Then, pour your egg mix into the pot along with the milk. Cook at a medium temperature with a stirring mechanism for 7 to 6-7 minutes. Remove the mix from the stove. Add butter and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  7. In order to make jam pour the strawberries into a saucepot together with sugar and water. Cook until the strawberries are soft. Blend them in an immersion blender. Continue in the oven until the mix becomes thick.
  8. Now, insert the top part of the Genoise sponge in the spring shape.
  9. The bottom part of the cake uses strawberry jam. If the jam remains warm, allow it to cool. Keep a few tablespoons of it for topping.
  10. Spread the cream all over the jam that is cooling. You can pipe it out of the piping bag to avoid any sort of mess.
  11. The second slice of the cake over the filling. Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  12. Spread the remaining jam on top, as well as decorate the cake however you’d like.
  13. Enjoy!
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