Chocolate Nibbles Summer Fruit Gateau

Chocolate Nibbles Summer Fruit Gateau

Makes 18in / 20cm sponge cake (8 slices)

INGREDIENTS

- 10oz / 250g butter, softened

- 10oz / 250g soft dark brown sugar

- 4 large eggs

- 8oz / 200g self-raising flour

- 2oz / 50g cocoa powder

- 10floz / 250ml Double cream

- 4 ½ oz / 120g Milk Chocolate McVitie's Digestives Nibbles

- 1lb / 450g mixed summer berries, strawberries (hulled and halved if large), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries

METHOD

 Preheat oven to fan oven 180C or conventional oven 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5. Grease and line 2 x 8in/20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment.

 Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until paler and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg. Beat well.

 Sieve the flour and cocoa together and fold into the creamed mixture. Spoon into the prepared tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until the sponge springs back when pressed.

 Cool in tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

 Whip the cream until it holds its shape. Fold in half of the Milk Chocolate McVitie's Digestives Nibbles and half of the fruit. Use to sandwich the cakes together, reserving 2 tbsp/2x15mlsp cream for the top.

Spread reserved cream over the top of the cake. Scatter remaining fruit and McVitie's Digestives Nibbles on top of cake. Cut into slices and serve.


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