White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Alec made a fabulous white chocolate raspberry cake for us all on Valentine's day.  It was amazing!  He found the recipe on Pinterest and followed it fairly closely.  I was pretty surprised since the recipe calls for starting with a boxed mix and doctoring it up; Alec typically does not like to use a mix.  The cake was amazing though and plenty challenging for him to make.



The Isty Bitsy Kitchen does a great job with their directions so I'm not going to bother repeating their directions or ingredients but I'll just add in a few things we changed.  We did buy 12 ounces of white chocolate instead of 10 and used those extra bits to decorate with.  We strained our raspberry jam filling so it was not full of seeds and we omitted the frosting between each of the cake layers thinking the jam would be enough sweetness and taste-- and we just LOVED it!

He mixed up the cake with the melted chocolate and pudding mix and baked 3- 8" round cakes on Thursday.  They smelled heavenly!

On Friday he mixed up the raspberry filling and once cooled we put it through a mesh strainer to try and remove most of the raspberry seeds.  I love the taste of raspberries but I really do not like the seeds!  I am so glad we did this step since almost 1/2 of the jam mixture had been seeds.


He mixed up the white chocolate frosting following the recipe and piped a small border around each cake layer.  Using the pressed raspberry filling he filled in the bottom two layers with the jam mixture.  We decided not to put any frosting over them; but just stacked them up.  He then frosted the whole cake starting with the sides and made a wide border around the outside top of the cake.

He mixed up a raspberry white chocolate frosting (just adding a bit of the leftover pressed raspberry jam to the frosting) and spread that on the top center of the cake; making little piles of frosting to hold some leftover bits of chocolate he had left.  He also used a vegetable peeler to add a few flecks of chocolate sprinkles.


It looked amazing and we could not wait to cut into it! 


The raspberry layers add a nice pop of color and all the extra fixing we added to the boxed cake mix made it so moist and flaky!






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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, that cake looks professionally made!! Tell Alec he did a fantastic job!! It looks gorgeous!

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    1. I will tell him you said that; it will totally make his day.

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  2. What an amazing cake. It looks so yummy :) Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join us on Friday.

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    1. Such a great cake :) Thanks for sharing your post with us.

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  3. Now that's a cake! Your son did a great job. I love baking but I can never decorate a cake to look that good. He is very talented! I'll have to give this recipe a try .
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. I am so impressed! Your boys are so talented. This is as beautiful as it looks delicious!

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  5. That Alec needs to open his own patisserie shop. This cake looks and sounds so flavorful. Raspberry and chocolate are among my favorite flavors. Wish I could hire your personal baker to make PC's upcoming birthday cake. Would you care to link up with us for our Sweet Labor of Love post? https://onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com/a-sweet-labor-of-love-recipe-swap/

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    1. That is actually his plan; he wants to open a sandwich/ coffee shop with lots of fresh baked goodies that he can switch up each day.

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  6. That looks as good as it tastes, I'm sure!! Great job!

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    1. It definitely tasted just as good as it looks.

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  7. I'm going to lift the recipe from the site you mentioned. Your son did a fabulous job decorating the cake - very pretty. Thanks for sharing the changes you made and photo captures. Have a great day!

    I'm visiting from Friendship Friday, here's my post today on Curious as a Cathy!

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    1. Definitely do that! We often make changes here and there and then I don't feel bad typing up the recipe we use but this is one time we stuck very close the recipe and it did not disappoint. How can you go wrong with melted white chocolate mixed into both the cake and the frosting?!

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  8. What a fabulous job that Alec did in the cake! He is quite the baker and decorator. I know you’re proud of him. ❤️

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  9. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! How do you stick to your diet when you have this kid in your house?

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    1. It is a real struggle! Seriously, I often have to hold him back from baking and told him we need a few weeks break from sweets.

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  10. I bet you love having a baker in the family! Tell him he did an awesome job decorating his cake. My husband laughs at my attempts to ice a cake lol. I'm visiting from Friday Features.

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    1. I sure do! I have always enjoyed cooking but not baking so now we have the best of both worlds over here.

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  11. Oh my days that cake looks absolutely amazing! Well done Alec. :) #MMBC

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    1. It really was amazing. We were just talking about trying a chocolate version "next" time.

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  12. What a pretty cake! And it sounds delicious!

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  13. It definitely looks and sounds delicious just by the name of it! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you! I figured with a name like that it had to be good too and it sure was.

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  14. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on the Top Ten Views this week on Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. Oh my, that looks great - what a talent to have in the family!

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  16. Wow, the cake looks amazing. Kudos to Alex for creating a tasty plus pretty cake. I am featuring the cake at Love Your Creativity.

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  17. Great talent your son has! Thanks for linking up with us at the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 12

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