Mango and strawberry naked cake

Today I want to share my recipe of naked cake, one of the most instagram-able desserts of this summer! It is fluffy, creamy and yet very fresh, having a tasty mango and strawberry filling. You can certainly play with the flavours and the fruits, use whatever you and your family like the most!

Ingredients

For the sponge cake:

  • 6 eggs
  • 150 gr flour
  • 225 gr sugar
  • 1 Tb vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

For the fruit filling:

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 500 gr strawberries
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 1 Tb lemon juice

For the Mascarpone cream:

  • 500 gr Mascarpone cheese
  • 600 ml cream
  • 100 gr icing sugar

Let's start cooking!

For the sponge cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/Th6.
  2. Separate the eggs. Mix the egg yolks with the sugar and the vanilla extract until they turn white and double in volume.
  3. Whip the egg whites with the pinch of salt until stiff. Mix gently the sugar mixture into the egg whites using a wooden spoon.Put the flour in and continue to incorporate gently.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes.  Get it out the oven, allow it to rest for 5 minutes and turn it on a wire rack to cool down.
  5. It needs at least 12 hours to rest before you can cut in 3 layers. 

For the fruit filling: 

  1. Mince the mango and the strawberries, put it in a pan and cook with the sugar for 20 minutes on low heat. At this point the mixture should be like a marmelade.
  2. Let it cool down and add the lemon juice. 

For the Mascarpone cream: 

  1. Mix in a large cold bowl the cream and the Mascarpone with the icing sugar using an electric whisk. It should double in volume. 

To assemble the cake:   

    1. Put on a third of the Mascarpone cream on the first layer of cake and after this, put a half of the fruit marmelade.
    2. Repeat this with the next layer and coat it with the rest of the frosting. I like to use 2 or 3 spoons of cream on the sides so it is half-naked. Let it rest for a night in the fridge before digging in!

Bon appétit !

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