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Very Berry Christmas Cake

How beautiful is this Berry Christmas Cake! This is the perfect cake to make for your Christmas gathering! It's easy to make and it's delicious. The cake is loaded with frosted fresh berries, which makes it extra special and festive. Everyone will love this moist cake!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Drying Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cake
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Stand Mixer
  • 9-inch (22 cm) pan

Ingredients

For The Cake:

  • 6 large eggs separated
  • ¾ cup 100 g cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar divided
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

For The Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar or icing sugar
  • ¼ cup cooking cream (or heavy cream)

Sugar Coated Berries:

  • 2 cups fresh berries of your choice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar

Instructions

Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C).
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • While the eggs are cold, separate them.
  • Place the egg yolks in a large bowl, add ¼ cup sugar and beat on high speed until the mixture is thick. Stir in the vanilla extract and water. Set aside while you beat the egg whites.
  • Place the egg whites and cream of tartar into the bowl of your stand mixer (with the whisk attachment). Whip on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Gradually add the remaining sugar and continue beating until the egg whites are shiny and form stiff peaks.
  • Fold in about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the egg yolks.
  • Next, add the egg yolk mixture and the remaining flour into the egg whites, folding just until incorporated. Do not over mix the batter or it will deflate. Transfer the batter into the pan (ungreased), smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven. Allow the cake to cool down completely before removing it from the pan. Decorate the cake with icing and sugar-coated berries.

Icing:

  • In a medium bowl mix together the confectioners’ sugar and cooking cream until smooth.  Pour the icing over the cake. Allow drying for 40-60 minutes.

Sugar-coated berries:

  • In a small bowl whisk the egg whites until no longer stringy.
  • Dip the berries in the egg whites, then coat in sugar and transfer on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry. It takes usually 25-30 minutes**.
  • Top the cake with sugar-coated berries. Enjoy!