Vanilla cake with blackberry syrup

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I find a lot of fun in cooking, especially in making sweets. I love making (and eating!) cakes. I’ve always loved them and the reason for this is not just because they taste great (although they do). It’s because I love seeing that greedy look that comes into people’s eyes when they spy a luscious cake. They’re unique and made just for that one special day and sometimes, when I look back at old photos of cake, I recall what happened that day and get a sense of nostalgia. It’s like keeping a special memory in the form of dessert! I have to recognise that cakes will always have a special place in my heart (and in my stomach!).

Today I tested a new cake recipe with vanilla cream and blueberry syrup and it was great! You have to try this dessert! It’s really easy and quick to do, and very tasty too!


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150 g soft butter (room temperature)
150 g sugar
1 sachet vanilla sugar (10 g)
1 pinch salt
3 eggs
150 g flour
3 tablespoons milk
– 2 teaspoons baking powder


2 sachets crème ole

800ml cold milk
  + blackberry syrup

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         Beat the butter with the sugar, salt, vanilla sugar, until you obtain a creamy composition.

         Add the eggs one by one, stirring well after each.

         Flour and baking powder are sifted and add along with the milk (alternating) in the dough.

         Coat a form; pour the dough and smoothes.

         Bake at moderate heat for 15-20 minutes.

         Then remove from the oven and leave to cool.

         Slice it and garnish with  syrup.

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