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Three layers of sponge cake layered with fresh berries and whipped cream

Berries and Cream Layer Cake

Berries and Cream Layer Cake is the perfect cake for your light and fresh summer celebration! Three layers of sponge cake layered between fresh whipped cream and piled high with assorted colorful and juicy berries.  
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 470kcal


Sponge Cake

  • 5 Eggs Divided
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar Divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Cake Flour
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

Citrus Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Peel of 1 Orange
  • Peel of 1 Lemon

Whipped Cream

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest


  • Strawberries rinsed, remove stems and slice
  • Blueberries rinsed
  • Blackberries rinsed
  • Raspberries rinsed


Prepare the Sponge Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line (3) 8" cake pans with parchment paper
  • Seperate the egg yolk and egg whites, place the egg yolks in the mixing bowl and set the egg whites aside
  • In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, combine egg yolks and ½ cup granulated sugar; whisk until combined pale yellow color and fluffy
  • Slowly add milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract until foamy
  • On low speed, add in flour, baking powder and salt
  • Pour the egg yolk mixture into another bowl and set aside
  • In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until stiff peak
  • Slowly add in the remaining ½ cup granulated sugar to the egg whites
  • Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until fully combined
  • Divide the cake batter into (3) 8" cake pans
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cake springs back at the touch

Prepare The Citrus Simple Syrup

  • While the cake is baking, combine sugar, water and citrus peel in a small saucepan
  • Bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sugar is dissolved
  • Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool before using

Prepare The Fresh Whipped Cream

  • Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest in a mixing bowl with whisk attachment
  • Whisk until soft peaks form

Assemble The Berries and Cream Layer Cake

  • Once the cake is baked and cooled, brush the simple syrup on each layer of cake
  • Place the first layer of cake on a cake plate, spread a layer of whipped cream and top with mixed berries
  • Repeat with next two layers or cake, whipped cream and berries and finish the top layer off with a beautiful pile of mixed berries
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve


Serving: 12people | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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