Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake

Today it’s Valentine’s day which for many people symbolizes love and friendship and most of us choose to spent the day with someone special. We were going to have a dear friend over for dinner, but unfortunately the date was cancelled, as I have a whiplash that often prevents me from doing any social activities.

When these days show up, all I want is some love and comfort food. As I am married with the most caring and food loving guy in the universe, neither care or comfort food is a problem – especially not on Valentine’s day. Thus, we have made a deal, that he makes a delicious steak and I put together a cake for dessert.

Due to the pain in my neck, I needed to come up with something quick and easy, so that I could get back in bed. Opening the freezer I quickly found a 1/2 pound of raspberries and as I alway have some delicious white chocolate in the house, it was an easy decision that this years Valentine’s cake were going to be a raspberry and white chocolate cake.

THe recipe is self-made and I must admit that the result is surprisingly spongy, creamy and delicious.

 

Ingredients (12 servings)

1 stick butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs, room temperature

1 1/4 cup flour

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 tbs. baking powder

1/4 tbs. salt

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp. lemon zest

1/2 pound raspberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips (I prefer to use Amedei Toscano White)

 

In one bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.

In another bowl whisk together butter and sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer, then add one egg at a time and whisk thoroughly between each egg. Now add vanilla extract and whisk again.

Shift in flour mixture i two batches, alternating with buttermilk. Whisk until just combined and smooth. Fold in lemon zest and chocolate chips (if your chocolate chips are big, you might want to chop then into smaller pieces).

Add half of the batter into a 6 inch greased springform pan and bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let rest on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the cake from the springform. Do the same with the other half of the batter.

Serve serve warm with whipped cream or sour cream mixed with vanilla beans.

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (12 servings)

113 g butter, room temperature

125 g granulated sugar

3 large eggs, room temperature

155 g flour

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 tbs. baking powder

1/4 tbs. salt

1.8 dl buttermilk

1 tbsp. lemon zest

225 g raspberries

60 g white chocolate chips (I prefer to use Amedei Toscano White)

 

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