Confetti Cake

Preparation: 60 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Serving: 24 serves

Ingredients

➡️ Ingredients for the cake:

500g soft butter

500g caster sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

300g plain flour

200g ground almonds

½ tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

8 medium eggs

➡️ Ingredients for decorating:

3 large egg whites

200g caster sugar

75ml water

300g soft butter, diced

2 cans (415g) Del Monte® Fruit Cocktail in Juice, drained* (serve the juice as it’s great for making homemade ice lollies, cordials and more!)

Silver lustre spray (optional)

HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO DO:

STEP 1:

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Line two (or just one if you are making half the recipe) 20cm deep square cake tins with baking parchment. In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer, add the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the sieved flour, almonds, salt and baking powder.

STEP 2:

Add one egg to the butter mix along with a spoonful of the flour mix and beat in. Repeat with the remaining eggs and fold in the remaining flour at the end.

STEP 3:

Tip into the prepared tins and spread out. Bake for about 45 minutes, until risen and firm and a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely in the tin before removing.

STEP 4:

To make the meringue buttercream, put the egg whites into a stand mixer and whip until they hold firm peaks. At the same time, dissolve the sugar in the water in a small pan and bring up to the boil. Boil until it reaches 121°C. Pour the hot syrup into the mixer in a thin, steady stream, with the whisk still going so it gets beaten into the egg white. Keep beating until the outside of the bowl has cooled to room temperature – up to 10 minutes. Now beat in the soft, diced butter, one chunk at a time, until you have a smooth, creamy mix.

STEP 5:

Transfer one cake to a board and top with a third of the Italian meringue buttercream. Sandwich the second cake on top. Now use the remaining buttercream to ice the sides of the cake.

STEP 6:

To finish the cake, spread the drained Del Monte® Fruit Cocktail over the top of the cake. You can embellish with silver lustre spray if you like.

SIMILAR RECIPES

Hot Dogs with Grilled Mango, BBQ Sauce, Lime Pickled Onion, Yellow Mustard

Hot Dogs with Crispy Bacon, Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce, Shredded Lettuce

Hot Dogs with Apricot Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese, Celery Leaves

Strawberries & Cream ‘Tiramisu’

Strawberries & Cream Daiquiri Mocktail

Matcha Swiss Roll with a British Strawberry & Cream Filling

Halloumi, Peach and Pepper Skewers with Mint Dressing

Del Monte® Peach Scones

Muffins with pineapple and walnuts

Shrimp and pineapple canape

Del Monte Gold® Pineapple Stuffing

Mulled Wine Del Monte

Del Monte® Pineapple Vegan Curry

Sea bream tartare with Del Monte pineapple, coriander and avocados

Del Monte® Mini Fruit Cocktail Pavlovas

Puy Lentil and Pepper Salad with Peach and Parsley Pesto

Confetti Cake

Peach and Marzipan Chocolate Chunk Biscuits

Pear, Almond and Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms

Share your delicious creations with us!
Tag us on social media using #delmonterecipes
x