French Strawberry Cake

June 19th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Cut French Strawberry Cake

Cut French Strawberry Cake

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie

French Strawberry Cake

This was my first time making a Genoise cake and I think it turned out pretty well.  It did deflate a bit more than I would have liked.  But, I was still able to get my cake cut into three layers.  Three very thin layers.

Strawberries

Strawberries

Sliced Strawberries

Sliced Strawberries

Macerated Strawberries

Macerated Strawberries

Overall I was not too impressed by the flavor.  Maybe it’s because I’m used to sweeter American cakes.  The strawberries I purchased were super sweet with wonderful strawberry flavor.

Ingredients for Cake

Ingredients for Cake

Cut Genoise Cake

Cut Genoise Cake

More Genoise Layers

More Genoise Layers

Bringing it to room temperature, after slicing, but before eating, does help a bit.  But, I don’t know that I would make this again.  It does look beautiful once all put together.

Slathered with Berries

Slathered with Berries

Slathered with Berries and Cream

Slathered with Berries and Cream

Adding the Layers

Adding the Layers

More Layers

More Layers

Rosettes

Rosettes

Topped with Strawberries

Topped with Strawberries

French Strawberry Cake

French Strawberry Cake

Inside Layers of French Strawberry Cake

Inside Layers of French Strawberry Cake

Slice of French Strawberry Cake

Slice of French Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Soda with Bottom of the Bowl Syrup

Strawberry Soda with Bottom of the Bowl Syrup

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of these fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers:

Sophia of Sophia’s Sweets

Allison of Think, Love, Sleep, Dine

 

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8 Responses to “French Strawberry Cake”

  1. You followed the exact recipe and made a beautiful cake. Amazing!

  2. Lola says:

    Your cake turned out so pretty! I liked this cake quite a bit but I think many of the bakers agree with you about it.

  3. oven chaos says:

    My layers were pretty much the same size as yours and I found that since they were thinner, the strawberry juices soaked up faster and better the genoise. Your cake looks great!

  4. Well done for getting 3 layers! It looks absolutely beautiful.

  5. Cher says:

    Beautiful job. Kudos for getting three layers

  6. cathleen says:

    Very nice! The strawberry soda sounds refreshing!

  7. marilyn says:

    your finishing work looks great!

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