Strawberry & lemon cake

Strawberry & lemon cake

Diana Henry's springy sponge is better than a Victoria if you’re going to fill and decorate it with berries. You could use another flavour of curd – orange or passion fruit – as long as it goes with strawberries

    • Serves8
    • CourseCake
    • Prepare20 mins
    • Cook25 mins
    • Total time45 mins
    • Pluscooling
    • Butter, for greasing
    • 225g caster sugar, plus more for dusting
    • 150g plain flour, plus more for dusting
    • 3 British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs
    • 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest
    • tsp baking powder

    For the filling and topping

    • 300g creme fraiche
    • 300ml double cream
    • 1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
    • tbsp icing sugar, or to taste
    • 8 tbsp lemon curd

    For the strawberries

    • 600g strawberries
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice