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- 100 g yolks
- 150 g egg whites
- 124 g sugar
- 124 g - sifted flour
Ganache montée vanille
- 200 g white chocolate best quality you can find
- 100 g and 300g heavy cream
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
Filling and Decor
- 400 g strawberries chopped
- reserve 6 for decoration
- Preheat your oven to 180C, if you have a convection, turn on the fan too
- Line a baking try with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray and set aside
- In a standing mixer, cream the yolks until pale and fluffy
- In a second clean bowl of a standing mixer, whisk the eggs whites until soft peaks
- Gradually add the sugar in in thirds
- Add some meringue into the fluffy yolk mixture and fold to combine until well blended
- Pour entire airy yolk mixture into the meringue and gently fold to combine well
- Fold in the flour gently until well mixed
- Spread the mixture evenly over the baking tray using an angled spatula and bake for 5 minutes
For the ganache montée vanille
- Boil 100g heavy cream with honey
- Pour hot cream over white chocolate in a bowl
- Let stand for 1 minute then stir until all chocolate is melted
- Pour in the 300g of heavy cream, stir until well combined
- Put into fridge overnight
- When you need to use it, take the bowl out of the refrigerator and whip it in a standmixer
- Cut out layers of cake from the baking tray, I used a 6" cutter and got 3 layers
- Place one layer down on a plate/stand, spread with 1/3 of the ganache, sprinkle and even layer of chopped strawberries
- Place a second layer on top, repeat with 1/2 of the ganache and the rest of the chopped strawberries
- Place final layer of cake on top, spread the rest of the ganache on top and garnish with whole strawberries
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