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Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Summer Napoleon cake with strawberries. Source: nikki.ua

To make the popular Napoleon cake sparkle with summer colors, add seasonal juicy strawberries to the dessert. It will go perfectly with the delicate cream and crispy cakes. The dessert will look very sophisticated.

The idea of making Napoleon cake with strawberries was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Victoria with the nickname kelbasv. The dessert will be a great decoration for your celebration.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

Ingredients for the cream:

  • milk - 1 liter
  • eggs - 6 pcs
  • sugar - 500 g
  • flour - 2 tbsp
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • vanilla sugar - 10 g

How to make the cream:

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

1. Heat the milk to 30 degrees.

2. Beat the eggs with flour and sugar until white. Gradually add milk and stir well.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

3. Return everything to the pot.

4. Start heating (brewing) the cream at the minimum power.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

5. Add the juice and zest of one lemon, stirring constantly. Increase the heat every 5-7 minutes.

6. Heat the cream until bubbles appear: it will take about 20-25 minutes.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

7. Remove the cream from the stove and cool.

Ingredients for the cakes:

  • flour - 700 g
  • butter - 250 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs
  • cold water - 4-8 tbsp
  • salt - 1 tsp
Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

Method of cooking cakes:

1. Add soft butter to flour and grind it into crumbs with your hands.

2. Add eggs, salt, and water.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

3. Remove lumps with a spoon (add more water if necessary).

4. Leave the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

5. Divide into pieces according to the number of cakes (approximately 12-13 pieces).

6. Roll out each piece into a thin layer and cut out a circle.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

7. Prick each cake with a fork several times.

8. Put them in the oven at 200 degrees for 7-10 minutes together with the trimmings.

9. Use the baked trimmings to sprinkle the finished cake.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

Assemble the cake:

1. Spread the cakes generously with cream. Every 3-4 cakes, you can press the cake a little to make the layers even. Put strawberries on each layer.

2. Put the trimmings in a bag and cover with a towel.

Seasonal Napoleon cake with strawberries: how to prepare the popular dessert at home

3. Use something heavy to crush them into crumbs.

4. Sprinkle the cake with them on all sides.

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