Lemon & Strawberry Fraisier

Strawberry & Lemon Fraiser
Jana of Cherry Tea Cakes was our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine.

Strawberry & Lemon Fraiser
I love the strawberry and lemon combination that I chose. I wasn’t crazy about the cream filling though. My cream maybe wasn’t the best quality though. It didn’t whip very much and wasn’t enough to fill the cake.
Strawberry & Lemon Fraiser
The cream should fill everywhere between the strawberries and have a little more height.
I’m not going to post the recipe because I halved the original to make a small cake which is difficult on a chiffon cake so it’s a bit imprecise but it tasted fine in the end. My Strawberry & Basil Chiffon Cupcakes are also very similiar if you’re interested in chiffon cake.
This recipe called for a chiffon cake but you could make any kind of cake you like. The cake is usually topped with marzipan or gelatine. I decided on a dusting of powdered sugar and a few extra strawberries instead.
Before you embark on this kind of cake make sure you give yourself plenty of time. It takes 4 hours for the cream to set.
Jana’s full recipe is here.

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10 Comments

  1. India-leigh

    oh my, that cake looks so 'English tea' pretty. I am going to attempt to make a vegan version asap. How is it possible that a picture of a cake can lift your spirits? (or am I just weird?!)

  2. REread

    mmmmms yum

  3. KitchenTherapy

    ahhh that looks so light and creamy. mmm maybe put some chocolate ice cream with it 😀

  4. The Betz Family

    Yum! Strawberries and lemon do sound great together. Nice job on the challenge!

  5. Ummmm!!! Seeing those lovely pictures I am hungry now!

  6. kerrycooks

    Wow I've never heard of a frasier! I love big vanilla cakes with strawberries in – yum. I like how the top and bottom look almost like a strawberry shortcake – is that the idea of it?

  7. Poellchen

    looks delicious!! :O
    want one!!

  8. Cupcake Kelly

    @kerry – It's not quite a strawberry short cake since the filling is more pastry cream than whipped cream. You can put anykind of fruit you like in it. I chose strawberries since they're in season right now.

    This is one someone else made and it looks neater than mine

    http://bourbonnatrixbakes.blogspot.com/2011/07/fraisier.html

  9. Choclette

    This looks fantastic and I like the sound of lemon and strawberry. I've no idea what a chiffon cake is though, so now off to find out.

  10. I don't cry. I eat.

    yum! sometimes just simple fruit and cream makes a perfect cake delight!