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Mixed berry Pimm’s cake

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  • Vegetarian
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free

After a show-stopping dessert? This mixed berry Pimm's cake is a must-try.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 6 hours chilling time
Mixed berry Pimm's cake sliced in half.


  • 1 cup (250ml) Pimm’s No.1 or cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 250g strawberries, halved
  • 250g raspberries
  • 125g blueberries
  • 500g mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) thickened cream
  • 1 tbs icing sugar mixture
  • 450g Coles Unfilled Double Sponge Cake

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  1. Step 1

    Place the Pimm’s or cranberry juice, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Cook for 6 mins or until the syrup thickens slightly.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the strawberry, raspberries and blueberries in a heatproof bowl. Carefully pour over half the syrup. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  3. Step 3

    Use an electric mixer to beat the mascarpone, cream and icing sugar in a bowl until firm peaks form. Reserve one-quarter of the mascarpone mixture in a bowl in the fridge.
  4. Step 4

    Use a large serrated knife to carefully cut the sponge cakes in half horizontally. Place 1 cake layer on a serving platter. Brush with a little of the remaining syrup. Top with one-third of the remaining mascarpone mixture and one-third of the berry mixture. Repeat layering with the remaining cake layers, syrup, remaining mascarpone mixture and remaining berry mixture, finishing with a cake layer. Cover and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight until firm. Cover the remaining syrup with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
  5. Step 5

    Turn the cake out onto a serving plate. Spread the top and sides of the cake with the reserved mascarpone mixture. Drizzle with remaining syrup. Cut into slices to serve.

Recipe tip

Serve with: mint sprigs and mixed berries.