Even plain it was one of THE most DELICIOUS cakes I’ve ever tasted. For some reason, getting out my mixer seems like a big deal. What a gorgeous cake, it looks exactly like I always think childhood birthday cakes should look Total time. If the frosting seems very stiff, add up to 1 more tablespoon milk. Well, of course I can. 3 tbsp lemon juice Leave to cool in the tin, then turn on to a wire rack to become completely cold, Cream the softened butter with the sieved icing sugar & cocoa powder until smooth (I do it with an electric stand mixer – or electric hand mixer. Place the top half of the layer, cut side down, on top of the first half. Basic HTML is allowed. On any given day, we’d both choose a block of white chocolate over the others. Love how easy this looks … bookmarked it so I can make it soon! so the nine-piece six-serving yield makes perfect sense. Thaw the cake overnight in the refrigerator before serving. I felt this when I tasted my first purchased lemon bar at a farmers mkt. My oven is a bit on the self-directed side. Alas, I was recently diagnosed with high blood glucose levels (prediabetic) which is an enormous %%$&ing hassle when it comes to cooking all those delightful sweets I love. – before finally landing on this white chocolate cake with lemon buttercream and a slick of strawberry jam. Hi David, though I am not a big fan of white chocolate, a lot of friends of mine are. Serves 6 with 3 people getting seconds :) love that too! Sounds reasonable:), Sounds like a great combination of flavours, Looks amazing. On another note, I can’t seem to find it, but there is a wonderful article that explains the various types of acids in citrus fruits and how those acids contriubute towards astringency and the like. When I offered my husband, John, a piece of this lemon cake after dinner one night, he said with a grin, This is incredible, but too bad you can’t use it in the chocolate book. I love everything about this recipe including that lovely lemon glaze. Remove the bowl from the oven and stir with a small rubber spatula until it is smooth. Turn onto wire racks and cool. I’ve gone back to the “old ways”, I again like them thin. Stop your mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. My partner baked this last night. Add the remaining powdered sugar alternately with the milk and lemon juice (1 cup of sugar, then 1 T liquid at a time), blending with the mixer after each addition. Then decorate as you wish, Ilike a bit of height and colour on mine. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Heat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder until smooth. In order to be called white chocolate, the only fat it can contain is cocoa butter (and milk fat, from the dairy.) Maybe  chocolate fingers, matchmakers, Flakes, Mini Eggs, oh anything, would be nice! Customer Sales and Support Centre by free phone on 0800 1 88884 or You lovely peeps have started to ask me about kitchen kit. My hubby requests this for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries. (It will probably hold most of its shape even though it is starting to melt). White Chocolate Lemon Cookie Bars Recipe. Happy. (I work in a craft cocktail bar and this is very, very important to me.). So here is a Chocolate extravaganza Birthday Cake that I hope will be a bit of a show stopper! I love the photo of you and Nino and the cake is adorable! None of that garbage, waxy Easter bunny crap. This looks great, I’m going to make it today! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sweet, buttery, lemony goodness! Everyone loved it! And let’s not forget homemade cake is such a treat! I love the cake though. Chocolate Birthday Cake with Sweets – there’s no failing here. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. The batter should look well combined. I’m not entirely sure they qualify as brownies, per se, but since they have one permutation of chocolate in them, we could probably give them a pass. Thank you for your support! Believe it is like with all things – when you use not so great things they do not taste well. Set the pans aside. :) Thanks for a fool proof recipe David! If it is called “white chocolate” on the label, it is chocolate: White chocolate was introduced in the 1930s by the Nestlé Company. I was thinking of making this cake with a lemon curd icing instead of the one you suggested. :) And its such a gray rainy day today, some bright lemon will be perfect. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting is fluffy, 1 minute or more. Thanks David! 2. I actually really enjoy the cold snap that quality white chocolate has, and it goes so well with lemon! There’s a donut place in Santa Fe that makes white chocolate lemon pistacio donuts. customersupport@waitrose.co.uk, You can also add it to one of your existing cookbooks, Send a link to this recipe to a friend or your own e-mail address as a reminder, The recipe will be added to your scrapbook, 175g Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic English Butter with Anglesey Sea Salt, softened Sorry, couldn’t help myself. To make the white chocolate cake, in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, warm the butter, white chocolate, lemon zest, and salt together, stirring gently, until the chocolate is completely melted. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I was under the impression that white chocolate is actually just…vanilla, white chocolate being made with cocoa butter, which is actually closer to canola oil than chocolate, and would contribute towards the explanation as to why it pairs exceptionally well witch citrus. It’s that special. It’s a little flatter looking but otherwise, promising! Preparation Method Preheat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Sandwich together the two cakes with a few dollops of buttercream and the strawberry jam, then spread over the remaining buttercream. Ahh…this looks fantastic, David. David, this is my kind of cake/brownie. It is a blend of cocoa butter, sugar or other sweetener, vanilla, and soy lecithin as an emulsifier. 75g white chocolate Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then run a knife round the edges and remove from the tins to cool completely. Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar with the lemon juice until smooth. Rus: Those are bits of chocolate that are designed that way so that when you’re melting them with liquid, the liquid goes into the divot and helps the chocolate melt evenly. This recipe was first published in September 2013. Loved this recipe! Lemon Curd Jennie x. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined, 30 seconds. Add the slightly cooled melted chocolate. Then store it, in a cake saver or under a glass dome, at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. And the Cake….. and the loving parents. I appreciate the time you take and attention to detail. To make the icing, beat the butter until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl with the lemon zest, until very light and fluffy. One year on and it’s hard to imagine any kind of attachment to those cold corridors and noisy machines. I made this tonight for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. Split the 2nd layer in the same way you did the first. A little more interesting than a your basic Victoria but simple enough for little tastebuds, with the zip of lemon which I know our little boy loves. Home is, once again, our little London flat, strung, since Sunday, with jungle bunting to celebrate Nino’s first birthday. Yay for quick cakes that don’t require mixers. The cake layers and frosting are from two different Cake Mix Doctor recipes. Who would ever want a birthday without an amazing indulgent Chocolate Birthday cake? 175g golden caster sugar So why not just go for it, use this Easy Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe as the basis to develop you’re very own showstopper! White chocolate contains no cocoa solids (chocolate liquor). It’s quite an investment HOWEVER I love it and I know I will have it for life. And honestly, you can enjoy both, on their own – for what they are. I’m looking forward to trying it in a silicone financier mold. He said that was normale since some people might want another piece, and some might not. I think I will do that in future recipes…and watch the copy editors have nervous breakdowns. Save Print. by email at Fred: Yes, the caramelized white chocolate that I linked to I learned when I went to the Valhrona chocolate school – their head pastry chef made it by accident when he put some white chocolate in the oven to melt…then forgot about it. Your email address will not be published. There becomes a feeling of belonging and of security and it is really hard to explain that to other people.