Birthday Cake
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 90ml water
  • 225g Sugar
  • 140g flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • For the filling
  • 250ml whipped cream
  • 85g fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries or raspberries
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Grease and line two round 20cm cake tins.
  2. Beat the yolks and sugar for 2 minutes and blend in the water. Whisk until firm and creamy - this should take about ten minutes or so.
  3. Fold in the flour and baking powder into the cake mixture.
  4. Whip the egg whites until they hold a stiff peak and fold them in to the mixture before spooning into the cake tins.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch. Turn out and cool on a wire rack, and fill with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
  6. Sieve icing sugar on top before serving.