Easter Recipe: Frosted White Chocolate Cake

Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than a spot of baking. We’ve hunted around for the perfect cake to share with loved ones over Easter with a cup of tea, and this recipe from the BBC Good Food Magazine is truly delicious.

 

 

For the cake you will need-

  • A deep 23cm cake tin
  • Greaseproof paper
  • 50g of butter, plus a little extra for greasing.
  • 140g of white chocolate, broken up into pieces
  • 250ml of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 250g of self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten.

For the frosting-

  • A 350g tub of Philadelphia cheese
  • 85g of butter, softened
  • 100g of icing sugar, sifted
  • Mini eggs to decorate, or you can use 50g of chopped hazelnuts!

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160c/fan 140c/gas 3. Grease the cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the butter, white chocolate, milk and vanilla extract in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring until melted.
  3. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a large bowl with a pinch of salt.
  4. Stir in the melted ingredients and the eggs until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 1 hour, or until the cake is golden. (You can test if it is ready by inserting a skewer into the centre and seeing if it comes out clean)
  6. Cool the tin.
  7. Meanwhile, make the frosting by beating together the Philadelphia, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the cake then decorate with mini eggs or hazelnuts.
  8. Enjoy on an Ali Miller cake plate with a cup of tea!

Source: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10209/frosted-white-chocolate-easter-cake

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