Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cherry and White Chocolate Butter Cake

cherry and white chocolate butter cakes© by Haalo


These birthday cakes have well and truly been eaten so I'm long overdue in supplying the actual recipe.

While I used these particular mini sunflower silicon moulds

mini sunflower silicon moulds©

you could just as easily make one cake or use any regular mini cake moulds.

The base of the recipe is a simple butter cake and while I resorted to using frozen cherries as it is winter here, fresh or poached cherries can easily be substituted.

Cherry and White Chocolate Cake© by Haalo

Cherry and White Chocolate Butter Cake

250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
150g caster sugar
125g melted butter, cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
80mls milk
150 grams cherries
100 grams white chocolate, chopped roughly

Sift the flour with the baking powder and sugar and place into a large bowl.

Whisk the eggs with the the milk and pour over the flour along with the melted butter. Stir briefly until the mix comes together and then add the cherries and white chocolate. Fold these in gently until just combined.

There is enough batter to make about 12 small cakes or 1 regular sized cake.

Bake in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven for about 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through. A larger cake will naturally take longer.

Let the cakes stand in the moulds for about 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

cherry and white chocolate butter cakes© by Haalo

You certainly don't need to wait for a birthday to enjoy these.

8 comments:

  1. They look lovely. Just made some cherry muffins - they are in season here at the moment - will bookmark this one. Love the moulds too.

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  2. Thanks for the recipe! I like the sunflower baking pan.

    Paz

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  3. Such lovely little cakes, I love the moulds they are so pretty. :-)

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  4. Thanks Beth!

    Thanks Paz - the sunflowers are cute!

    Thanks Jeena.

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  5. With all those ingredients...you're bound to have a winner. I love the little moulds.

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  6. loving the moulds, and boy white chocolate and butter sound so good together

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  7. Thanks Nina - indeed it is hard to go wrong using cherries and white chocolate!

    Thanks Rita!

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  8. Thanks Nina - indeed, it's hard to go wrong using cherries or white chocolate!

    Thanks Rita!

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