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Pimms layer cake

Pimms is the ultimate summer drink, but did you know it also makes for a great summer time cake? This season, try something new and dazzle your taste buds with the delicious pimms layer cake recipe from Tesco.

summer cake

-225g (8oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
-225g (8oz) golden caster sugar
-4 eggs, beaten
-1 tsp almond extract
-1 orange, finely zested
-225g (8oz) self-raising flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-2 tbsp milk
For the Pimm’s syrup
-300ml (10fl oz) Pimm’s
-100g (3 1/2oz) caster sugar
-2 tbsp orange juice
For the mascarpone cream
-200g (7oz) light mascarpone
-100ml (3 1/2fl oz) whipping cream
-2 tbsp icing sugar
-1/2 orange, zested, plus 1 tbsp juice
For the filling and decoration
-300g (10oz) strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthways
-Handful fresh mint, leaves picked
-1/2 cucumber, cut into ribbons
-1/2 orange, zested


For the full method on how to make the pimms layer cake visit the Tesco website here