How To Make A Delicious German Berry Cake

Heart-Shaped Berry Cake - Chocolate & More Delights

Do you have a favorite cake? Well, here is ours. This fruity homemade German cake brings some color into your kitchen. We adapted this recipe from Dr. Oetker, which is our go to cake recipe source. The reason why we use these recipes a lot is that they always work. Dr. August Oetker, was a German inventor and food scientist. In 1891 he developed a baking agent, which was designed to ensure the success of the baking process. We all have it in our kitchen, it is the baking powder. This product is still produced according to the original recipe and it laid the foundation for the creation of the Dr. Oetker Group, a multinational company that produces cake mixes, pudding, cake decoration and various other food products. 

The success of the recipes is always guaranteed. We sometimes make minor changes to the recipes at hand as we like lighter versions of otherwise heavy cakes. This refreshing berry cake calls for ingredients you most likely have at hand. It is easily prepared and well suited for special occasions and celebrations like mother's day or birthdays.  

Ingredients Dough:

  • 100 g  / 3.52 oz All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Dr. Oetker Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 100%
  • 100 g / 3.52 oz Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (medium size)
  • 100 g / 3.52 oz Soft Butter

Ingredients Berry Cream:

  • 150 g / 5.29 oz Fresh Raspberries or any other berries of your choice
  • 30 g / 1.06 oz Sugar
  • 6 Sheets Gelatin
  • 200 g / 7.05 oz Cream Cheese
  • 200 ml / 7.05 oz Whipping / Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

Decoration:

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 180 C / 356 F. Mix flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add cocoa powder, sugar, eggs and butter and whisk with a hand-held mixer until all ingredients are fully combined. Pour dough into the heart-shaped cake pan and bake for approx. 20 min. Once done let the cake base cool down for a few minutes and remove it from the cake pan.

Mix the berries in a food processor along with sugar and lemon juice. Whip the cream and set aside. Prepare gelatin as indicated on the package and mix it with the berry puree. Add cream cheese and whip cream to the berry mixture. Whisk the mass until fully combined. Spread the berry mass evenly on the cake base and decorate it with chocolate pralines and berries. Place the cake in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

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Source: Adapted from Dr. Oetker

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