Frosted white chocolate Easter cake

Frosted white chocolate Easter cake

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(80 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr Plus cooling

Easy

Serves 10
A slice of this Madeira-style cake is wonderful with a morning cup of tea or coffee

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen un-iced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal770
  • fat50g
  • saturates29g
  • carbs76g
  • sugars58g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.04g
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Ingredients

  • 250g butter, plus a little extra for greasing
    Butter

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  • 140g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250ml milk

    Milk

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

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  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    Eggs

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For the frosting

  • 300g tub Philadelphia cheese
  • 85g butter, softened
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  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • mini eggs, to decorate (or use 50g/2oz chopped hazelnuts)
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Grease a deep 23cm cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Place the butter, white chocolate, milk and vanilla extract in a small saucepan, then heat gently, stirring, until melted. Combine the flour, bicarb and sugar in a large bowl with a pinch of salt, then stir in the melted ingredients and eggs until smooth. Pour the batter into the tin, then bake for 1 hr, or until the cake is golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin. Once cool, the cake can be wrapped in cling film and foil, then frozen for up to 1 month.

  2. To make the frosting, beat together the Philadelphia, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the cake, then decorate with mini eggs.

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lovelyamanda
3rd Apr, 2013
1.05
Tasted really greasy and I ended up throwing it away. Followed the recipe to the letter but was not a hit with me
marionhill
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
From reading the reviews this cake was either going to be a disaster or a success. Mine worked out amazing. So I'm very surprised. This is only the second cake that I have ever baked. I just followed the instructions exactly. However I did pre heat the oven for about 30 minutes. A tip from me is not for the mini eggs to go on until serving as the colouring on the eggs run and ruin the cake. Plus the cake is stored in the fridge and ruins the taste of the choc eggs. All in all it's extremely delicious. I will be making it again, so don't be put off by the bad reviews
tashasteve
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
i made this last week for my girlfriends food day at work I followed all the instructions and it came out perfect and was delicious everybody loved it will defiantly be making again!! All of you who have said you have had trouble with it are just obviously not very good at baking so you blame the recipe I recommend you try cup cakes as they are a little easier
JaneGee22
9th May, 2014
I bake a lot and have done for the last 40 years and I have never made such a horrible cake. It was for my daughter's birthday and was a disaster.
ghostpickle28
1st Apr, 2013
1.05
If I could give this recipe 0 stars I would. When cooked, the cake had a rubbery consistency that I couldn't get past to taste. Very disappointing and a total waste of ingredients, time and money as is slid into the bin with a bounce. Don't waste your time. :)
alplus3
1st Apr, 2013
2.05
Add me to the list of disappointed bakers! It did look very nice on the Easter table at least, but when we cut into the cake it was underbaked through the middle. I gave it 1 hr before checking it, and then an extra 10 minutes because although the skewer was clean it seemed quite wobbly still in the centre but it obviously wasn't enough. The icing tasted quite cheesey - I think if I did the cake again I would add more icing sugar. I also found it took a long time to emulsify the butter in with the other ingredients of the icing - I should have softened the butter more, but was so intent at following all the tips correctly that I didn't. To be honest wouldn't do it again I don't think.
welsh_chick89
31st Mar, 2013
This cake took and extra hour to cook! The texture is very runny and leaked through the tin so the lined baking paper had to come right up the sides. Remember to beat the butter for the icing before adding anything else, i made this mistake and ended up with lumps which required extra beating (which is says not to do, wps!) Also as mentioned before dont add the mini eggs until you serve because the dye runs. Just hope it tastes nice now!
baker26
27th Mar, 2013
I have only just started baking. I found this receipe great and my results looked very much the same. The cake was beautiful. will use some further receipes
happyjacs
18th Mar, 2013
4.05
Oops star rating as above !
happyjacs
18th Mar, 2013
4.05
I was extremely worried about this cake as I only started to rea reviews when it was baking in the oven! However, cake was beautiful - bearing in mind as said before this is a Madeira cake not sponge. No leakage in springform tin as parchment used as instructed. Only downside was frosting which was not to my taste- would probably do butter icing next time.

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