White chocolate spotty cake

White chocolate cake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 250g pack butter, softened



    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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  • 4 eggs



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  • 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk



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

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste



    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


  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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Comments (31)

abigaillong's picture

I had the same problem with this. I doesn't seem to have risen and the inside consistency is similar to a moist shortbread or super dense cheesecake???
Icing was belting though! Does anyone know what I did wrong?

B_McPhee's picture

Made this today with the children and we did indeed have a bit of trouble getting it to cook through to a nice consistency. We took it out in the end as the outside was beginning to burn; but the inside is still a little bit doughy. It tastes good, though, and it was easy to make :)

flumpet42's picture

I too found that the cake didn't cook through properly, and I had even cooked it for another 15 minutes on top of the cooking time. My skewer came out clean, but when I cut it up I found it wasn't done in he middle. I too make at least one cake a week, and have only had one other recipe fail me like this.

lisap78's picture

This is the worst cake I have ever made! The cake was soggy and the icing didn't set. I have made loads of cakes and never had such a disaster. I followed the recipe to the letter. Where did I go wrong?

lisap78's picture

This is a very wet mix?! Its been in the oven for 30 minutes and is nowhere near cooked. Hope it turns out ok.

chrisgalea's picture

I 've used this frosting with a normal chocolate cake because my son wanted a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Very easy to do and really good.

bethocallaghan's picture

I too suffered from bleeding smarties. If you are serving it to people where you would like to leave a good impression put the smarties on just before serving.

saffy_uk's picture

My uni friends absolutely love this cake (quote: "omg this is the best cake you've ever made") though I did adapt the icing slightly; I used quark instead of cream cheese with a bit of cinnamon. I did find the white chocolate chips just sank to the bottom, which was a shame. I love how moist the yoghurt keeps it. I usually half the recipe as it makes a massive amount (I've had 30 odd cupcakes out of the whole recipe before)

andiet's picture

Not sure what happened. The cake appeared cooked (and I have cooked cakes before) but the middle of the cake was still quite raw, so had to cut the outside and eat that instead.
The taste was lovely and wanted more.

linniemills's picture

Great cake. Put smarties on the top, but by the next day the colour in them had faded big time, icing was still soft so I would only put the smarties on as I served them next time (and there will be a next time!).

janehempenius's picture

The cake turned out great, perhaps a little bit too sweet.


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