English North Country Strawberries and Cream Courting Cake

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
1 servings
A divine and decadent three tiered strawberries and cream gateau, enough to melt any man's heart! There is another recipe for this on Zaar, but this is the recipe that I know and love; this recipe has family connections; my mother has an old black and white photograph, taken in 1920, of my grandparents seated by my grandmother's courting Cake! The tradition is that the cake was baked by the young ladies for their betrothed, one would assume as some sort of culinary test maybe? The tradition was particularly prevalent in the north of England, hence the name of my cake. You can use bruised or very ripe strawberries for use in the filling, I buy mine at the end of the season when there is a glut - reserving the best ones for the top of the cake! The cake is also known as a Betrothal Cake in some parts of Great Britain.

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Serving Size (1141.8 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3787.56 Calories from Fat 1741.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 193.49g 297.67%
Saturated Fat 118.02g 590.09%
Trans Fat 7.43g %
Cholesterol 487.62mg 162.54%
Sodium 1471.36mg 61.31%
Total Carbohydrate 498.66g 166.22%
Dietary Fiber 43.21 g 172.82%
Sugars 245.31 g %
Protein 49.15g 98.3%
Vitamin A 5739.17IU% Vitamin C 200.04mg%
Calcium 227.49mg% Iron 13.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, whipping cream