White chocolate, almond and raspberry cake

This mixture can also be made as cupcakes - it will make eight - bake for half the time then ice as for the cake. View more cupcake recipes
By Sue Lawrence
White chocolate, almond and raspberry cake
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

  • 100 g good quality white chocolate
  • 150 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 200 g raspberries
  • 200 g golden icing sugar

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and base-line and butter a deep 18cm cake tin. Melt the chocolate over a pan of hot water. Beat the butter and caster sugar until fluffy then stir in the eggs one by one. Fold in the flour, salt and the almonds, then once thoroughly combined, stir in most of the melted chocolate (you need to leave about 1 tablespoon to drizzle).

2. Tip into the prepared tin. Take 100g raspberries and poke these into the surface all over. Very gently smooth over with a spatula so the batter almost covers the berries. Do not worry if some poke out.

3. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, covering loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes. Test for readiness by inserting a wooden cocktail stick; it should come out clean.

4. Invert on to a wire rack to cool. Purée the remaining raspberries then push them through a sieve to eliminate the pips. Beat in the icing sugar until smooth. Once the cake is cool, spread the icing over the top. Re-melt the chocolate if necessary then drizzle over top in zigzags or straight lines.

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