Perfect Valentines Dessert- Strawberry Mascarpone Sponge Cake
This Valentines Day make this sophisticated dessert recipe that is sure to impress your sweetheart! Light sponge cake with hints of vanilla filled with creamy mascarpone filling and our delightful Oregon Strawberry Jam. Enjoy with a glass of champagne and your Valentine, a perfect way to spend February 14th!
Sponge Cake with Strawberry Mascarpone Filling
1/2 Cup Milk
4 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 Cups of Sugar
1 1/5 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Powdered Sugar, sifted
1-2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Oregon Growers Oregon Strawberry Jam
Powdered Sugar for Dusting
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, butter a 12 x 17 inch baking sheet or jelly roll pan and set aside. For the cake, sift dry ingredients together and set aside. In a stand up mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat eggs until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the sugar and beat for another 4 minutes, add in the vanilla. Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan until butter is melted. Slowly add milk to the batter, immediately add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Pour batter into your prepared baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, cake should spring back when lightly touched.
For the filling mix mascarpone, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk with a stand up mixer or hand mixer until all is smooth.
To assemble, cut squares out of cooled sponge cake and a hearty spoonful of Strawberry Jam followed by a spread of the mascarpone filling. Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar!