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Blueberry Christmas Cake

Blueberry Christmas Cake

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Additional Time 35 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Cakes and Pies
Cuisine Italian


Pistachio Sponge Cake

  • 5 medium eggs room temperature
  • 100 g flour 00 ⅔ cup
  • 80 g pistachio flour 1.1 oz
  • 150 g sugar ⅔ cup
  • 1 grated lemon peel

Pastry cream

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 125 g sugar 4.4 oz
  • 45 g corn starch 3 tbsp
  • 500 ml whole milk 2 cups
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • 1 grated lemon peel


  • 120 g whipping cream 4.2 oz
  • 100 g powdered sugar 3.5 oz

Mascarpone Cream

  • 250 g mascarpone cheese 8.8 oz
  • 120 g whipping cream 4.2 oz
  • 100 g powdered sugar 3.5 oz
  • 150 g blueberries 5.3 oz


  • Pistachio Sponge Cake
  • Mix the eggs with the sugar.
  • Beat the mixture in a mixer for 15-20 minutes at medium speed.
  • Add the sifted flour and pistachio flour with a spatula from the bottom to the top to obtain a homogeneous consistency.
  • Put the mixture into the cake pan ( 24 cm in diameter -9-inch round and 1 ½ inch deep) properly greased and lightly floured.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 40-50 minutes, never open the oven before 35 minutes.
  • Do the toothpick test to check cooking, insert it in centers, and has to come out clean.
  • After the time necessary to allow it to cool and remove it from the mold.
  • Cut the cake into three layers and soak them with the simple syrup (boil 1 cup of water 1 cup of sugar).
  • Mascarpone Cream
  • Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and incorporate little by little the Mascarpone cheese, stirring with a spatula from the bottom to the top.
  • Add and mix the cream with the blueberries, washed, and cut them into half pieces.
  • Frost
  • Whip the cream with powdered sugar.
  • Assembling
  • Pipe the pastry cream on the bottom soaked layer.
  • Cover with the second soaked layer and pipe on it the mascarpone cream.
  • And cover with the last soaked layer and frost with whipped cream over the top and the sides of the cake.
  • Garnish it at your leisure.


Keyword baking, Christmas Cake
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