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Cranberry and white chocolate cake

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Cranberry and white chocolate cake
Cranberry and white chocolate cake
  • Serves: 10-12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

This recipe has contrasting flavours of sharp cranberries and rich white chocolate, and itís perfect for special occasions especially birthdays or Motherís Day. The juicy cranberries seep into the sponge making it extra moist and full of flavour. Serve with a dash of cream or ice cream and enjoy. If you fancy experimenting why not try using milk chocolate or dark chocolate instead.

Ingredients

For the sponge:
  • 200g softened butter or margarine
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 240g self-raising flour
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 100g white chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 80g butter
  • 80g white chocolate
  • 200g icing sugar

This recipe will also make 2 x 10cm cakes, and freezes really well before frosting.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350įF/180įC/Fan 160įC/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 22cm round tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add one egg at a time and beat thoroughly between addition. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
  3. Stir through the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips and pour into the prepared tin
  4. Bake for 30 mins. Cover loosely with foil and bake for a further 20 to 30 mins, or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully
  6. Whilst the cake is cooling you can prepare the frosting. In a saucepan melt the butter. Add the chocolate and stir continuously until fully melted.
  7. Remove from the heat and mix in the icing sugar. Spread over the cake.

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(18 ratings)

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Buttercream

i added some cardamom to the sponge, which was quite good. The icing was impossible to spread. Better to try a lemon-cream cheese buttercream or something

Shabe

Sponge comes out in a rather thick doughy texture so added another egg (all medium). Cooked at 160 degrees in a fan leads to a thick crust, so turned it down to 140 degrees for a better although slower finish. The icing is also rather too stiff for my liking. The sponge is also missing flavour so if i make similar again I'd be sure to add some vanilla essence.

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