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White Chocolate Pattycake

white chocolate pattycake

How much push a person like me (who loves cooking & baking) needs, to try something new? A year ago, I would have said, not much!, but I have become a very lazy person lately. I keep thinking about cooking something, but it never happens. I make something simple and get away with it. I do not like this phase at all!. I call it a phase because I want to get back to the way I was.

Now, coming back to this recipe – Many months back, I saw this on Baking with Julia on Create TV. Then I saw it again and again and again on those repeat shows. Every time I made a mental note to try it out, but never got to it. Then few days ago, I got an email from Pallavi about her event I Must Make that. I haven’t participated in any blog events in a very long time, but I wanted to send something for this and the first thing that came to my mind was this cake. It had a deadline of Valentine’s day!. White chocolate and raspberry are two of V’s favorite things in the world. So I had to bake this cake.

We celebrated Valentine’s day with this cake. I baked this one day before, so that I can post this here. It is one of the simplest cakes I have baked. It needs a LOT of eggs, I do not think you can substitute them with anything because we do not use any baking soda/baking powder in this. The cake is super spongy and very tasty. I think I will be making this very often. I followed the recipe exactly, which yielded very good results.

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Ingredients: Cake
12 ounces white chocolate chunks
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 tbl spn water
1/2 cup all purpose flour + 1 tbl spn corn starch (or use 1/2 cup cake flour)
10 egg yolks
6 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar

Crush:
12 ounces frozen raspberries
2 tbl spn sugar
1 tea spn lemon juice
Fresh raspberries for decorating

Method:
Preheat the oven at 320F. Grease two oven safe pans with melted butter. Line them with a parchment paper (the paper helps while un-molding the cake).

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Take white chocolate, water, butter in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1min. Whisk the contents till the contents come together into a smooth mixture. (This is usually done on a double boiler, but I feel melting chocolate in microwave is much easier and less clean up). Let it cool to room temperature.
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Sift together flour and corn starch (or sift cake flour).
Whisk the egg whites till soft peaks form. Then add 1/4 cup sugar and whisk them again. (I did this in my stand mixer fitted with the whisk). Slowly transfer them to another bowl.
With the paddle attachment, beat the egg yolks with remaining 1/2 cup sugar till the mixture is pale yellow and slightly thickened. Now add the melted chocolate mixture and beat again till everything comes together.

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Now with a spatula, slowly mix the flour in the mixture. Fold in the egg whites.
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Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for about 26mins to 30mins or till the cakes are done. Let the cakes cool down completely.

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For the craush – Blend frozen raspberries, lemon juice, sugar and push the mixture through a strainer.

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Take one cake on cake board. Slightly press down on the edges. Spoon about half the amount of the raspberry crush on it. Then keep the second cake and do the same.

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Top with fresh raspberries.

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{ 17 comments… add one }

  • Pallavi February 14, 2013, 12:37 am

    Oh my, my! What a lovely dessert! Perfect for V-Day. I loved the first pic, look at all that lovely raspberry crush/ juice oozing , feel like digging a big fork and taking a BIG bite!
    V is very lucky!
    Did Ishaan like it too?
    Thank you so much, Shilpa, for the awesome entry!

    • Shilpa February 14, 2013, 9:53 am

      Ohh Ishaan was drooling everywhere when he saw that raspberry crush. He loves them. He loved the cake too.

  • notyet100 February 14, 2013, 1:24 am

    Gorgeous looking cake,even I lv baking with raspberries

  • pelicano February 14, 2013, 2:03 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Looks even better than the one in the video- you have a way with cakes!

    • Shilpa February 14, 2013, 9:53 am

      Thanks Pel, you are very kind.

  • shilpa February 14, 2013, 3:52 pm

    Nice cake.. Will try soon. Hey where do u get parchement paper??

    • Shilpa February 14, 2013, 8:21 pm

      It should be available in Walmart and other superstores.

  • Pepper Bowl February 14, 2013, 7:44 pm

    Perfect chocolate cakes for the perfect occasion!! Love the rasberry toppings!!!

  • vibha verenkar February 15, 2013, 1:28 am

    tempting cake!

  • Deepa February 15, 2013, 2:06 pm

    Looks delicious,what a perfect cake for Valentine’s day!!

  • Dr Rupa February 15, 2013, 11:53 pm

    Shilpa,
    The cake may be tasty but unlike most of your cakes,this one is too high in cholesterol.10 eggyolks is too much.One egg yolk contains cholesterol content for one adult for entire day.10 egg yolks plus butter…..you should really think 10 times about making it more frequently.I’m sorry for writing this but I’m a fan of your recipes and like them a lot,so thought of writing

  • Ujwal February 16, 2013, 9:18 am

    Love the cake… Looks so delicious..

  • Ash February 22, 2013, 10:53 am

    Loved the cake. I love cakes with white chocolate and raspberries. This is on my I Must Make that list!!! The best part is it has no icing to add to my weighty woes.
    Love Ash.

  • Madhuri February 25, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Hi Shilpa

    Can we substitute all purpose flour with Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.

    Madhuri.

    • Shilpa February 25, 2013, 4:47 pm

      Sorry Madhuri, I haven’t tried that. I would suggest trying with a small portion (may be half the measurements)

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