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Old 07-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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White chocolate strawberry cake

Ingredients

For the sponge

150 g white chocolate, preferably Divine
200 g unsalted butter, diced
3 large eggs, at room temperature
150 g caster sugar
1/2 unwaxed orange, zested
200 g self-raising flour

For the filling

500 g ripe strawberries, half for filing and half for topping
1/2 unwaxed orange, zested and juiced
100 g white chocolate, preferably Divine
150 ml double or whipping cream, whipped
icing sugar, for dusting

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

For the sponge

2. Break up the chocolate and melt very gently with the butter. Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside.

3. Break the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar and orange zest and whisk on full power for about four minutes or until the mixture is thick and foamy.

4. Gently stir the chocolate mixture then whisk it briefly into the egg mixture, until it is just combined. Add the flour and gently fold in using a large metal spoon.

5. Divide the mixture between the two tins and spread evenly.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until light golden brown and the sponges spring back when pressed gently.

7. Run a roundbladed knife around the inside of the tins to loosen the sponges, turn them out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

For the filling

8. Thinly slice half the strawberries into a bowl, saving the best-looking ones for decoration.

9. Add the orange zest, juice and sugar to the bowl and mix gently. Leave for 10 minutes for the flavours to develop.

10. Gently fold the grated chocolate into the whipped cream.

11. To assemble, set one sponge on a serving plate and spoon on thestrawberries and juice. Cover with the chocolate cream, then top with the second sponge. Decorate with the reserved strawberries and dust with icing sugar.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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That sounds delicious, thanks so much for sharing Jonson
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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This sounds yum! Been a while I've had some white chocolate, been eating lots of dark chocolate lately lol
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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We too usually eat dark chocolate, but recently bought a block of white, gee it is nice for a change
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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Buonasera,

Sounds lovely to prepare with Belgian White Chocolate ...

I have never heard of Divine. Where is it manufactured ?

Thanks for posting.

Have lovely Sunday.
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White chocolate strawberry cake [B]Ingredients[/B] For the sponge 150 g white chocolate, preferably Divine 200 g unsalted butter, diced 3 large eggs, at room temperature 150 g caster sugar 1/2 unwaxed orange, zested 200 g self-raising flour For the filling 500 g ripe strawberries, half for filing and half for topping 1/2 unwaxed orange, zested and juiced 100 g white chocolate, preferably Divine 150 ml double or whipping cream, whipped icing sugar, for dusting [B]Method[/B] 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. For the sponge 2. Break up the chocolate and melt very gently with the butter. Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside. 3. Break the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar and orange zest and whisk on full power for about four minutes or until the mixture is thick and foamy. 4. Gently stir the chocolate mixture then whisk it briefly into the egg mixture, until it is just combined. Add the flour and gently fold in using a large metal spoon. 5. Divide the mixture between the two tins and spread evenly. 6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until light golden brown and the sponges spring back when pressed gently. 7. Run a roundbladed knife around the inside of the tins to loosen the sponges, turn them out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. For the filling 8. Thinly slice half the strawberries into a bowl, saving the best-looking ones for decoration. 9. Add the orange zest, juice and sugar to the bowl and mix gently. Leave for 10 minutes for the flavours to develop. 10. Gently fold the grated chocolate into the whipped cream. 11. To assemble, set one sponge on a serving plate and spoon on thestrawberries and juice. Cover with the chocolate cream, then top with the second sponge. Decorate with the reserved strawberries and dust with icing sugar. 3 stars 1 reviews
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