Lemon Sponge with Summer Berries and Lemon Mascarpone

Lemon Sponge with Mascarpone and Summer Berries

Lemon Sponge with Mascarpone and Summer Berries

I made this simple dessert on Sunday as my Grandad was coming round for lunch. The weather was gorgeous, and this seemed like an ideal summery pudding. The lemon sponge is so yummy with mascarpone instead of cream, and you can’t go wrong with luscious berries!

To make the sponge

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4

Grease a deep 8″ cake tin

Cream 6oz organic butter and 6oz caster sugar

Beat in 3 large organic, free range eggs

Sift in 6oz fine milled self-raising flour, and fold in

Add the zest of 2 lemons

Stir in 2 tbsp lemon juice

Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes until the top is springy and a skewer comes out clean

Use the skewer to poke holes in the top, then pour over 2 tbsp lemon juice mixed with 50g sugar and leave to soak into the sponge

Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack

When cold, cut into 10cm square cubes and spread good quality lemon curd on top of each one.

To make the lemon mascarpone

Beat together 200g mascarpone and 80g icing sugar – add more icing sugar if you like it sweeter

Beat in 2 tbsp lemon juice and the zest of one lemon

To serve

Top the lemon sponge squares with the lemon mascarpone and serve with summer berries, such as raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. Yum!

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6 Responses to “Lemon Sponge with Summer Berries and Lemon Mascarpone”

  1. Helen Says:

    This sounds and looks lovely – the lemon marscapone is the perfect finishing touch. I’ll definitely give this a try, though I’m sure it won’t look half as pretty as yours!

  2. Gilly Says:

    I’m sure it will! :) I’ve seen your yummy baking on your blog :D

  3. PG Says:

    This looks lovely, but is there no baking powder? Or are you using self raising?

  4. Gilly Says:

    Ha, well spotted! Just keeping you on your toes ;) I’ve updated the post – it needs self-raising flour. Thanks for being so observant :D It’s quite a dense sponge, which is nice for a dessert but a bit too heavy as a filled cake.

  5. PG Says:

    LOL! I’ve done that before. :)
    (Bad luck on the housing estate. :( Been on them a few times myself, which is why I’d rather rent in the country until I keel over).

  6. Gilly Says:

    Hehe :)
    Yeah, I miss countryside, but my teeny garden flat is lovely which totally makes up for living on an estate, lol :D The thing I noticed most when we first moved here is the lack of bird song, we just get the odd blackbird in the garden now…

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