Triple Layer Eaton Mess Cake Recipe

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Triple Layer Eaton Mess Cake

On Saturday my Husband and  I entered a local charity "Bake Off". We are pretty competitive people and wanted to win, in all honesty we wanted to beat each other. Luckily we entered different categories. My husband baked a three cheese and jalapeno swirl. Our oven decided to break the Friday night in the middle of his bake so he finished it off and his sisters house in the morning. The bread had fallen but it still tasted great. Fortunately I had cooked my cakes beforehand. He's claiming that I sabotaged him. I didn't. Honest. 

On Saturday morning I assembled my cake and by lunch time we had our bakes ready to go. We headed over to the Church where the Bake Off was being held. The turn up wasn't great to begin with which was such a shame as the Bake Off was raising money for a local charity. The charity Baby-Basics  (which has branches all over the country) provides essential baby equipment to new mothers in need. They provide Moses baskets, toys, clothes and basics such as breast pads and maternity towels. It's a great cause. We paid our entrance fee and popped our bakes down on the specific table. Nobody had entered the best decorated biscuit or cupcake, so after some quick thinking the organisers picked up some shop bought biscuits and fairy cakes and icing pens and everyone who attended decorated a biscuit and a cupcake. My mouse cupcake won, It wasn't my best work but a great bit of fun.

There was only one entrant to the savoury category and I bet you can't guess who won! Scoring a 48 out of 60. My husband claimed first prize. Winning some gift vouchers (for our favourite coffee shop!).

It was then time for the showstopper category. I had entered my Eaton Mess Cake. There was a chocolate M&M cake and Victoria Sponge, decorated like a cherry garden with butterflies. There was a bit of deliberation but with 2 votes to 1 I scooped first prize. Winning myself a certificate, a wooden spoon with 2016 Bake Off winner and a cream tea for two at a local tearooms. 

The cakes were auctioned off afterwards and mine sold for £26.50. It was great that my cake raised a good amount of money to go to such a deserving charity. They raised around £150 in total. We had a lovely Saturday afternoon and Edith enjoyed herself scoffing my decorated biscuit. All of it. Good old Granny getting messed up instead of us!

This cake is a perfect summer treat and would work perfectly as a celebration cake.

Triple Layer Eaton Mess Cake

Triple Layer Eaton Mess Cake

Triple Layer Eaton Mess Cake

- Serves 12 - 

250g baking butter, softened

250g caster sugar

250g self raising flour, sieved

4 medium eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

800g strawberries

600ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 meringues, crushed

25g blueberries

a few mint sprigs, for decoration

- Preheat your oven to 180ºC/Gas 4. Grease 3 20cm loose bottomed tins.

- In a bowl combine the sugar and butter. Whisk until pale and fluffy.

- Add in one egg, the vanilla, baking powder and a quarter of the flour. Whisk until combined. Continue to do this until everything is combined in the bowl.

- Divide the mixture evenly between the 3 baking tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until pale golden brown or a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 

- Once cooked leave to cool completely.

- Whip the double cream into soft peaks, stir in the vanilla extract and set aside.

- Cut half of the strawberries up and crush with a fork and set aside.

- To assemble the cake, place one of the sponge cakes onto a cake stand. Pipe one third of the cream on top and smooth over with a palette knife. 

- Place half of the crushed strawberries on top of the cream sprinkle over some crushed meringue. 

- Place another sponge cake on top and repeat.

- Place the final sponge on top and spread the last third cream over. Chop the remaining strawberries in half, leaving their stalks on, and pile up on top.

- Dot the blueberries around the strawberries and pop a few mint sprigs on top.

- Sprinkle over the last of the crushed meringue and add a good sprinkling of icing sugar.

This cake will need eating in 24 hours as the fresh cream will not keep for much longer. 

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22 Replies


  1. Now this looks like my kind of cake- absolutely stunning- no wonder you won! Sounds like you had a lovely afternoon. oh and well done to your hubby too :) x Mother Hermit #BloggerClubUK

  2. I love Eton mess, but never had a cake version. I'm going to give this a try it looks amazing. Well done what a lovely afternoon and enjoy your prizes X #bloggerclubuk

  3. Ooh it all looks delicious. How neat that you and your husband both won first prize for your categories! #justanotherlinky

  4. That looks so amazing - I LOVE Eton Mess. #justanotherlinky

  5. #justanotherlinky You really are not doing my diet any good !!! This looks amazing.

  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I don't know if it would serve 12 though... I could eat that all on my own! HA!

    Thank you for linking up with #JustAnotherLinky

    Laura x x x

  7. That looks absolutely divine!! You are seriously talented. #justanotherlinky

  8. Yum that looks delicious. I love Eton Mess. So hungry now. #KCACOLS

  9. That's a stunning cake and a good win 😀 My children want me to make it #sundaybest xxx

  10. No wonder it sold for more than £25. It looks amazing!!! Well done for doing that for such a nice cause! #SundayBest

  11. That looks absolutely delicious! You've inspired me to get baking now :) #SundayBest

  12. Oh this looks absolutely GORGEOUS. Actually salivating right now..! x

  13. This looks insanely delicious! I really want to make it now! I love baking but try not to make too many! Well done on winning :)


  14. You clever thing...please send this pregnancy girl a huge slice. Well done! The topping looks fabulous! xx #sundaybest

  15. sounds amazing! lol re being competitive - me and hubby are the same and we often have to work together on something hehe #KCACOLS

  16. This looks A-mazing!! x #Justanotherlinky

  17. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a speech

  18. Oh wow that sounds absolutely delicious! I need to give it a go! xx

  19. Oh wow that looks and sound so delicious! I really need to start baking again.
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

  20. Oh my gosh that looks so good! How fab that you won and that you raised money for charity! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

  21. OH my goodness!!! That looks amazing!!!!!! I am not surprised you won, that is perfection! Thanks so much for joining us #SundayBest xx

  22. Oh that looks so good! I never would have thought of combining cake and eton mess, but I bet it tastes amazing! x #KCACOLS


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