White chocolate spotty cake

White chocolate cake

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Cuts into 15 squares

Get creative with toppings to make a treat for family and friends - or add these bite-sized cakes to your next bake sale

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen un-iced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal489
  • fat28g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.73g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
    Vanilla

    Vanilla

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    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 200g bar white chocolate, half chopped
  • 300g soft cheese, not fridge cold
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • sweets, to decorate

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 20 x 30cm tin, then line with baking parchment. Beat the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, milk and vanilla until lump-free. Stir in the chopped chocolate. Spoon into tin; bake for 25-30 mins until golden and risen and a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin.

  2. Melt the rest of the chocolate. Stir icing sugar into soft cheese, then the chocolate until smooth. Chill, spread over the cake, then cut into squares and decorate.

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Frantic Flapjack
25th Nov, 2014
3.8
This was a very good cake although the recipe needs some adjustments. The cooking time is way out. Mine took about an hour. Also, there is too much sugar. As there is white chocolate in the recipe, I used 200g of sugar and it was still slightly too sweet. Topped with giant chocolate buttons.
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sandys kitchen
24th Mar, 2014
For this cake, you use soft cheese .Do you mean cream cheese?
marlenebuirds
2nd Mar, 2014
Made this cake following the method and apart from giving it 15 minutes more cooking time it came out perfectly....I cut it into 32 mouth size portions with a giant chocolate button on top of each.
CookieMonster49
30th Nov, 2013
I have put the cake in for only 15 mins and had a look through the oven door, and only the egdes were rising and the middle was damp. Hope it rises properly in the end
CookieMonster49
30th Nov, 2013
Hi, im just about to make this cake for a tea party, will post the results. Xx ;-))
sejalr
28th Apr, 2013
5.05
Great tasting cake and really easy to make. But, I also had a problem with the amount of time it took to bake and ended up baking for an hour. It was well worth the wait!
sarahw100
28th Mar, 2013
5.05
I read most of the comments and suggestions before I made this cake. It did definately need longer cooking time, I also reduced the sugar slightly. The results were amazing. Everyone who tasted it thought it was 'shop bought' I used milk chocolate buttons on the top and cut it into much smaller squares. Would certainly recommend this recipe. Making it for Easter and will put mini eggs on top!
kirsty1708
22nd Feb, 2013
5.05
Cake was really nice and moist. Left out vanilla paste couldnt find it. Fronting delicious. No problems with timings. Done after thirty mins. Definitely make it again.
carolineballestrem
7th Dec, 2012
5.05
sorry forgot to rate the recipe ....
carolineballestrem
7th Dec, 2012
5.05
Made this cake for my 5 year olds B'day party - used gluten and wheat free self-raising flour, gluten free baking powder and 2 spoonfuls more fromage frais (didn't use yoghurt)as one of the guests is gluten intolerant and it turned out brilliant after 30 min in oven. ... It's the second time I made this cake and first time I just followed the recipe - no problem (just leaking smarties) ... My boys keep asking for this cake !!!

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