Coronation Cake

Big Fish © Coronation Cake recipe


  • 500g strawberries, hulls removed
  • 1200ml double cream
  • 9 x 7.5cm ready-made meringue nests, smashed into chunks
  • 3tbsp ginger cordial
  • 6 Abra-ca-Debora Sweet Dutch Pancakes
  • 1 block white chocolate
  • 150g raspberries
Abra-ca-Debora Sweet Dutch Pancakes

A centrepiece for your Coronation weekend celebrations, this no-bake “cake” is so easy to make! Or why not serve it for a birthday or summer party?

Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20min, plus 30min for chilling
No baking required

  1. Blitz half the strawberries in a blender, chop the rest of them, but save six for decoration.
  2. Whip the double cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the strawberry pulp and crushed meringue, then fold in the chopped strawberries and cordial.
  3. Place one pancake on a plate and spoon a fifth of the mixture on to it, spreading evenly. Top with another pancake and spread another fifth of the mix on top. Repeat until the 6th pancake is placed upon the stack.
  4. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave in a microwaveable dish. Drizzle over the top of the cake and decorate with the remaining strawberries and raspberries.
  5. Place in the fridge for half an hour before serving.

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