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The Most Perfect Berry Chantilly Cake Recipe

by Nellie

If you’re in the mood for a satisfying dessert consisting of fresh fruit, you need this perfect Berry Chantilly Cake recipe in your life. It’s a beautiful delicious cake that is great for anytime.

What Is a Berry Chantilly Cake?

A Berry Chantilly Cake is a flavorful vanilla cake consisting of layers of sweet cream and assorted berries. This fresh berry chantilly cake is similar to a strawberry shortcake, but not exactly the same.

This moist vanilla cake is great to make for mom’s birthday or even a general birthday cake. It can definitely be made with cake mix but I’ve given you the perfect cake recipe below so you can make it from scratch.

It’s a great treat to serve when you enjoy fresh fruit, vanilla cake, and a homemade whipped topping with the perfect touch of sweetness. This popular dessert is known for it’s creamy chantilly cream nestled in between vanilla sponge cake. This homemade cake rivals the whole foods berry chantilly cake! When I made this for the first time I was blown away.

Which Berries Are Best to Use?

You can use mixed berries when you’re preparing this cake. It’s a good idea to use a combination of raspberries, blueberries, and even blackberries.

I have shared a bunch of great recipes including white cake, chocolate cake but I think this one is he best cake for a special occasion. It’s a great moist cake that you will make again and again.

You can even use sliced strawberries. The best part about adding berries to the cake is that you can use them fresh or frozen.

If you’re unable to find a variety of fresh berries at your grocery store, you can head over to the freezer section and grab a bag of frozen berries to add to your cake.

Is the Filling Made From Scratch?

Instead of using regular whipped cream, you’ll make a fluffy cream from scratch using a handful of different ingredients.

You can combine cream cheese with butter, mascarpone, powdered sugar, whipping cream, and a few other ingredients, leaving you with a light, fluffy, and flavorful cream to add to your cake.

While it tastes great on its own, it goes even better with the fresh taste of the homemade vanilla cake and the wholesome berries you’ll add to the cake.

How Many Cake Layers Do I Need?

The opportunities for layers of cream and cake are endless. It all depends on the size of the cake you’re making. You might want to add three or four layers of cream and cake before adding more chantilly frosting to the cake’s exterior. The fluffy chantilly cream frosting is the star of the show!

Don’t forget to add some fresh berries to the top of the cake as a finishing touch.

What ingredients do I need for this Berry Chantilly Cake?

Vanilla Cake Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour scooped and leveled
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, room temperature, unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 whole eggs brought to room temperature *see notes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Delicious Berry Filling Ingredients

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tsp lemon juice

Chantilly Cream Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (32 oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese-softened
  • 22 oz powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 eggs brought to room temperature*see notes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Chantilly Cream Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (32 oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick (8 oz) unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese-softened
  • 22 oz powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar

This is one of those delicious recipes that you hold on to forever. Next time you have something special to bake for bake this yummy cake! Be sure to check out the full recipe and instructions in the recipe card below!

The Most Perfect Berry Chantilly Cake Recipe
Yield: 1 cake

The Most Perfect Berry Chantilly Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

This beautiful berry chantilly cake is filled with fresh fruits and great for any occasion!

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Cake
  • 3 cups cake flour scooped and leveled
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, room temperature, unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs brought to room temperature*see notes 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Filling
  • 2 cup fresh or frozen berries 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Chantilly Cream
  • 2 boxes (32 oz) cream cheese softened 1 stick (8 oz) unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese-softened 22 oz powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar

Instructions

Add all of the dry ingredients flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the bowl with the soften butter. 

Mix until a crumbly mixture forms 

Add in the wet ingredients one at a time starting with the eggs, followed by the oil, followed by the milk. 

Mix for 2-3 mins to incorporate enough air for the cake to rise. 

Mix until the batter forms. Fold in the vanilla to make sure that there’s no residual dry ingredients on the bottom of the bowl. 

Pour into prepared 8 inch baking dishes, only fill about 1/2-3/4 full. 

Bake for 25 mins at 350. 

Filling 

Add berries in granulated sugar too heavy bottom sauce pan and cook on a low simmer 

Once the berries and the sugar begin to create a sauce after the sugar melts, combine water and corn starch to create what is called a slurry. 

Add the slurry to the mixture in allowed to take and remove from heat and in the zest of one lemon and lemon juice. 

Transfer to a bowl and let cool until ready to assemble the cake 

Chantilly Cream 

Add heavy cream and cream of tartar or instant pudding to a bowl whip to soft peaks and set aside. 

Add cream cheese butter and mascarpone cheese to the mixing bowl blend until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla blend until well incorporated.
Fold in the stabilized whipped cream with a rubber spatula until no streaks are left in the frosting 

Put the cake together 

Build a dam of Chantilly cream around the inside of the cake. If you do not like wet cake add icing to the center as well. 

Spoon the filling in the center of the cake the dam of icing will help hold it in.
Top with a layer of cake repeat this process for however many layers of cake you have. Completely cover the cake in chantilly cream tough with berries and enjoy! 

Notes

  • At the time of creating I didn’t have whole milk so I did one cup of 2 percent and 1/4 heavy cream for the added fat content. 
  • Bring eggs to room temperature quickly by placing them in a bowl of warm water before starting the recipe. 
  • After about 5-7 to minutes they are ready and it reduces the probability of changing the “grade” of the eggs. 
  • Stabilizer for the cream: cream of tartar or instant dry pudding will help stabilize the whipped cream. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 360Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 152mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 129gFiber 2gSugar 96gProtein 8g

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2 comments

Anon May 26, 2021 - 12:44 pm

I’m confused about the measurements for the Chantilly cream.
One box of cream cheese is 8 ounces. Do you mean four boxes or do you mean 16 ounces?
Also, one stick of butter is 4 ounces. Do you mean 2 sticks or 4 ounces?

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Nellie May 26, 2021 - 1:49 pm

Hi Anon,

In the boxes I’ve purchased (philadelphia cream cheese) they come with two pouches of cream cheese — 16oz each box
4oz butter, correction made thanks

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