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    Courting Cake

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    Mille®'s Note:

    This is a real summer treat and a good way of using up slightly bruised or over-ripe strawberries or making just a few go further. It was originally made in the north of England by young girls for their betrotheds, hence the name.

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    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F.
    2. 2
      Grease and line the bases of three 7-inch round cake tins.
    3. 3
      Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Gradually add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Fold in the flour, and then add enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency.
    6. 6
      Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, until well risen and firm to the touch, swapping the position of the top and bottom cakes halfway through the cooking.
    7. 7
      Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.
    8. 8
      Whip the cream until it just holds its shape.
    9. 9
      Sandwich the cakes together with the cream and the strawberries, reserving a few for decoration.
    10. 10
      Dredge the top with icing sugar and decorate with the reserved strawberries.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2002


      It is a good recipe.

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    • on May 26, 2007


      This is easily the prettiest cake I have ever made. The only change I made to the recipe was that I had a little extra whipped cream, so I put it on top, too. The flavor is light, freshand just the right level of sweet. Perfect for summer.

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    • on November 06, 2005


      This is an awesome recipie. The strawberry farmer on the corner has a few late season berries; tiny, shiny red, sweet and flavorful. We wait all year for his fall berries. This is a wonderful way to use them. I used heavy whipping cream for the double cream and superfine sugar for the caster sugar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Courting Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (96 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 320.3
    Calories from Fat 179
    Total Fat 19.9 g
    Saturated Fat 12.0 g
    Cholesterol 109.1 mg
    Sodium 377.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 15.0 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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