Birthday Cake!

Amaretto + Summer Fruit Sponge Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 9 oz good granulated sugar
  • 5 oz soft butter
  • 1 small cap vanilla essence
  • 4 oz crushed amaretto biscuits
  • 9 oz plain flour
  • 13 oz summer fruits
  • 1 pack Almond slivers

I’d been making this new cake, which I thought was gonna rock the world. I got so into it I was making multiple mini proto types – trying to get the layers just right. However after 2 weeks I couldnt face eating it any more, so ended up making a last minute new creation which turned out amazing.

Of course I had to give it to the birthday girl so only got to eat the one slice!

I stole this recipe from, however the recipe below involves some changes which I think I’ll keep for my return journey.


  • A few drops of vanilla would be enough
  • 2oz of amaretto used, could do with 3-4oz
  • Good granulated sugar could have been the key winning factor
  • Ended up leaving in oven for 1h 30min for the sponge to set


  1. Line a 9-10inch cake tin with grease proof paper
  2. Beat the eggs and then gradually add the sugar until silky
  3. Add the butter and vanilla
  4. Add the flour
  5. Crush the amaretto biscuits to nice size chunks
  6. Stir them into the mix
  7. Add the Summer fruits to the mix, fold them in being careful not to over stir – dont want the whole mix to turn pink, looks better to have the white sponge next to the dark red fruits.
  8. Transfer the mix to the baking tray
  9. Pour the almonds over the top
  10. Shove in a pre heated oven at 170c for 1h 10min
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