Sorry for the extended silence but there have been many changes chez nous. In short ... we moved! Goodbye Lincoln Center and hello Washington Heights! This is a total change of area, apartment, (kitchen!) and commute but, while we now spend a bit longer on our subway rides, the changes are definitely for the best.
**A note about the cake: This was my first time working with white chocolate (and I'm already not much of a baker) so I learned a lot along the way. The biggest issue was that I used too much butter (since white chocolate already has such a high butterfat content) so I ended up pouring off excess oil after the cake was cooked. I've adjusted the ingredient amounts below to reflect what I believe will work but, if you make it, use your best judgment and let us know how it turned out! Also, while my inspirational recipe (from Chocolate & Zucchini) didn't include one, I've added an (optional) crumble topping. This cut the sweetness nicely and also provided a texture contrast. I highly recommend this with vanilla ice cream. Bon appetit!
Gateau chocolat blanc et cerise
inspired by Chocolate & Zucchini
- 1/4 pound unsalted butter (1 stick) + additional to grease pan
- 8 ounces white chocolate
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4/5 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
- 1/3 cup pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon French sea salt
- 1/3 cup nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachio nuts and/or walnuts), toasted
Start your preparations: Preheat oven to 325 F and butter a 10-inch springform pan.
Microwave white chocolate and butter together for 1 minute, then stir until well-combined.
Add sugar and stir with a wooden spoon. Let rest 5 minutes. Add cream a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Mash cherries, then add to the batter. Sift in flour and salt and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into pan and bake 45 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cake in there to rest for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely, unclasping sides of the pan. Sprinkle top with nuts. Once it's room temperature, transfer to refrigerator and let chill several hours (at least 4). Enjoy!
- Moelleux chocolat et framboises from Histoire sans faim
- Chocolate-Raspberry Layer Cake from Bon Appetit Magazine
- Raspberry and Chocolate Ganache Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream from Evil Shenanigans
- Mini Black Raspberry & White Chocolate Crepe Cakes from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Cherry Tea Cakes