Liberation Gateaux

9 May 2024 marks 79 years since Jersey was liberated from German occupation at the end of the Second World War.

There is a strong desire to keep the memory of Liberation Day alive – to remember those affected by occupation and the War, to recognise the impact occupation and Liberation has had on Jersey’s present-day community and identity, and to celebrate freedom, peace and inclusivity.

Make the day special with our fabulous Liberation Gateaux. 



– Preheat the oven to 180C.

– Mix together the caster sugar and Jersey Dairy butter until creamy. Then add the flour and eggs and beat well. 

– Pour the mixture into a tray bake tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. When ready, remove the sponge from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack. 

– Make up 500ml of jelly. 

– Once the sponge has cooled to room temperature, place it onto a serving plate and carefully spoon over the jelly.

–  Whip the Jersey Dairy cream until fairly stiff and then stir in the Jersey Dairy natural and strawberry yogurt. Spread all over the top of the sponge.

– Cut the strawberries into thin slices and place them overlapping each other to make a cross. Place the raspberries in diagonal lines and fill the triangle gaps with blueberries so that you have made the Union Jack.

– Place your Liberation Gateaux in the fridge until ready to serve at your Liberation Day pop up party! For best results the cake should set for 4 hours in the fridge before eating. 

Top tip – Spoon over any leftover cream and fruit when serving. Enjoy! 

Liberation Gateaux