Sunday, April 14, 2024

Coronation Cake! – Jane’s Patisserie

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A scrumptious vanilla traybake cake topped with freshly whipped cream and berries, the right coronation cake for King Charles! 

I needed to make a cake that actually would go well with making and serving for any celebrations for King Charles coronation, and this one is ideal. It’s straightforward, scrumptious, mild and enjoyable to make! It’s a showstopper, however nonetheless straightforward to serve. 

The Coronation

It’s the King’s coronation in a couple of weeks time, so it appears applicable to start out planning the celebrations. Road social gathering? Watching it on TV? Having a stunning financial institution vacation? Effectively a couple of bakes will at all times be a well-liked concept. 

I needed to make one thing that suited the theme – and with a large Union Jack of fruit on high, it’s onerous to overlook why this one is right. It’s a easy concept, however because it’s fairly a primary cake with primary flavours, it’s straightforward to make for the event, and can at all times be the very first thing snapped up from the desk. 

The cake

For the cake I made a decision to remain tremendous primary, and go for a well-liked sponge base. My faculty cake sponge is at all times highly regarded because it’s a primary sponge, and I add vanilla to it. That is after all optionally available, you possibly can flavour it any approach – however I went vanilla. 

  • Butter – For the sponge you should utilize both a baking unfold, or a block unsalted butter at room temp. Both work effectively. 
  • Sugar – I used caster sugar as I needed the color and flavour to remain mild, however you an swap it to mild brown gentle sugar if you would like a extra caramel flavour naturally. 
  • Eggs – I used medium eggs, however in case you have different sizes, weigh them of their shells after which match the opposite components – get to as near 400g as potential. 
  • Flour – I take advantage of self elevating flour as per ordinary – it’s one of the best for truffles
  • Vanilla – At all times use extract, bean paste, or pods – essence is nasty. 

Whipped Cream

As I needed this to be barely completely different to the opposite traybake recipes on my weblog already, and I actually needed to make one thing mild and scrumptious, I used whipped cream. This consists of double cream, icing sugar and just a little vanilla to flavour the cream, whipped to peaks after which unfold and piped on. 

I unfold half of the cream onto the cake to make a floor that the strawberries and raspberries can keep on with with a small spatula, proper to the sting. Then, after including the beginning of the flag, I piped the remainder of the whipped cream on in order that the blueberries had been sat up barely (As they’re much smaller than the opposite fruit). You’ll be able to then after all simply pipe all of it on, or unfold all of it on – I simply needed a fairly sample. 

You’ll be able to clearly use a buttercream as a substitute if you would like – however I might keep away from an icing like on the varsity cake as that will trigger the fruit to run off barely. A typical buttercream can be 175g unsalted butter blended with 350g icing sugar. 

The fruit & flag 

When it got here to the fruit for this coronation cake, it needed to be fairly specific because of the flag. I went for strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, all of that are beginning to come into season when the coronation occurs so it’s the right time to make use of them. 

Strawberries made the principle cross of the flag, with the raspberries doing the opposite half. I then used blueberries to fill in the remainder of the flag on high of the cream – and take a look at how fairly it its! 

I might suggest utilizing recent fruit for this cake as frozen berries is not going to look as good and can thaw/leak in a bizarre approach onto the cream. In case you are frightened, embellish the cake considerably final minute earlier than serving, but it surely does final a few days within the fridge. 

Suggestions & Tips 

  • If you happen to needed a chocolate primarily based cake, use my chocolate faculty cake as a base sponge. Or you possibly can even jazz it up barely and use my gin & tonic traybake – and even my chocolate orange traybake cake
  • This cake is greatest served recent on the day due to the fruit and cream, however can final 1-2 days within the fridge if wanted! 
  • Flavour the sponge with any flavour you fancy – 1-2tsp extract akin to lemon, orange, almond and many others!
  • I used this traybake tin 
  • How a lot fruit you want might differ relying on measurement of the berries so purchase just a little further in case you are frightened


  • 400 g unsalted butter (or baking unfold)
  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 7 medium eggs
  • 400 g self elevating flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 450 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 300-400 g strawberries
  • 150-250 g raspberries
  • 300 g blueberries

For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan and line a 9×13″ traybake tin with parchment paper.
  • Beat collectively your butter and sugar till mild and fluffy.

  • Add within the eggs, self elevating flour, and vanilla extract and beat once more till mixed effectively. 

  • Pour into the tin and bake within the oven for 45-50 minutes, or till baked by. 

  • As soon as baked, let the cake cool absolutely within the tin.

For the cream

  • Add the double cream to a big bowl with the icing sugar and vanilla

  • Whisk till thick and unfold half onto the cooled sponge

  • Prepare the strawberries and raspberries for the crimson a part of the flag

  • Piper unfold the remainder of the cream in-between after which organize the blueberries on high

  • I like to recommend utilizing a 9×13″ traybake tin for this recipe. 
  • This cake is greatest served recent however will final for 1-2+ days within the fridge as soon as made. 
  • For a 9″ sq. tin – I might suggest a 5 egg/250g sugar/butter/flour combination. Baked for 35 minutes


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