White Chocolate Christmas Cake

White Chocolate Cake and Frosting with Spiced Cranberry Puree and Sugared Citrus Peels. From #dietersdownfall.com #ChristmasWhite Chocolate Cake and Frosting with Spiced Cranberry Filling and Sugared Citrus Peel

It’s Christmas in July and I had a great time making this cake in the middle of the summer.

The smell of boiling lemon and orange peels made my house smell so good! And then the spiced scents of the cinnamon, ginger and cranberries just put me right into the holiday spirit.I loved it!

White Chocolate Cake and Frosting with Spiced Cranberry Puree and Sugared Citrus Peels. From #dietersdownfall.com #ChristmasHave you ever torte a cake before? Not sure what “torte” means? It means to cut in half across in a horizontal motion. (ok, I just made that up.) But really, all you are doing is taking your round cake and slicing it in half.

Some do this with a serrated knife and I’ve seen others use floss. I like my Wilton Cake Leveler. It’s easy and quick to use and it always cuts straight.

See all those pretty layers?

Putting this beautiful cake together!

It’s so easy to fill a cake.

DDa-Frosting-Cake-(7)animate-500Interested in the wax paper in the photos above? I place the wax paper under the cake to keep the cake platter clean. I could frost the cake on a board and then transfer it to the stand, but that’s an extra step and you’d see it when you sliced into it. I place pieces of wax paper around the cake when I frost, then gently remove it when I’m done leaving behind a clean cake platter. Easy!

Wanna know how I made the top?

I simply took some of the white chocolate, placed it into a baggie and snipped off the corner. Then I covered a cookie sheet with wax paper and drizzled circles all over it. I let it harden in the fridge and then broke up the pieces and balanced them on top of the cake.

Stunning in its simplicity, isn’t it :)

White Chocolate Cake and Frosting with Spiced Cranberry Puree and Sugared Citrus Peels. From #dietersdownfall.com #Christmas

White Chocolate Christmas Cake

Serves: 1 9 inch cake

White Chocolate Cake with vibrant red filling just calls out Christmas to me.
Ingredients
For the White Chocolate Frosting
  • 12 ounces White Chocolate (with cocoa butter)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
For the White Chocolate Icing
  1. Melt Chocolate in a double boiler and then cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Beat butter with a paddle attachment at medium to high speed until fluffy. Slowly add sugar, white chocolate and vanilla.
  3. At slow speed, add in powdered sugar until combined and desired thickness is achieved.
Assemble Cake
  1. Torte each cake. Place one slice on a cake plate and add a dam around the perimeter of the cake. Fill with ⅓ of the Cranberry Filling. Continue layering the cake and cranberry.
  2. Frost cake and then decorate with sugared citrus peels.
  3. Cover loosely and refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Notes
If I could have found cranberries, I would have sugared those instead of the citrus peels. But's it's July and there are no fresh cranberries to be found right now.

Rich White Chocolate Cake from #dietersdownfall.comThe White Chocolate Cake recipe can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Spiced Cranberry Puree and Sugared Orange and Lemon Peels. from #dietersdownfall.comThe Spiced Cranberry Filling and Sugared Citrus Peel can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. This is really a beautiful cake!!! Maybe someday, I will be good enough to attempt this!!!

  2. This is a beautiful cake, and I love your clear, illustrated instructions! I’ve Pinned this to my Christmas recipes board, although I agree, it would taste very nice right now in July too! The flavours sound fabulous, especially that spiced cranberry filling. I’m visiting via Say G’Day Saturday – so G’Day, and have a fabulous weekend :)

  3. The presentation on this is amazing! Please come by and share it with our readers at http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/07/super-saturday-show-rock-link-party/. We would love to have you!

  4. Wow!!!! It’s gorgeous!!!

  5. Oh My Goodness!! This cake looks so yummy and we are all about Christmas in July….or year round! :) Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. We would love to have you enter this recipe on our new sister site we just launched last January – MyRecipeMagic.com. Hope you’ll stop by and check it out. -The Six Sisters
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    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks so much for stopping. I’ve posted a few recipes there but it’s just not part of my routine. I need to share more there.

  6. Karyn, the cake is absolutely gorgeous and even more stunning on that amazing cake stand I am so envious of! :) Thanks for sharing this beauty and pinning! :)

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks Cindy. The cake stand was a gift and it’s one of my cherished pieces. I love it and use it a lot!

  7. This is spectacular! I would love for you to share your talents with us at our weekly Inspire Me Monday party (open now!)

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  8. Stunning! You really have an eye for decorating ;)

  9. I love your cake! The filling looks so yummy!! following you now!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      If you love the smell of mulled berries in the winter, this would be perfect!Thanks for following :)

  10. Love the Mackenzie Childs, love the gif, and finally love the cake. mmmmm….

  11. OMG this cake is amazing! Seriously. Soooo spectacular…I cannot even begin to image how good it much be, but I’m sure it’s just as good as it looks!

    Found your feature on Two Cup Tuesday. Congrats!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  12. P.S.
    I also pinned this!

  13. Wow! Your cake is quite the show-stopper. You do a great job with your photography!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks so much. I’ve been working on my photography for the past year. You should see my “old” stuff… yikes!

  14. I really like white chocolate cake, and your cake looks DELICIOUS !!

  15. Decadent pure decadence!! Love it!! Come link up to my party that is going on right now and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_17.html
    Karin

  16. you can ship this too me right? That’s not a problem… ;D

  17. Holy chocolate Karyn! This looks so GORGEOUS! Pinned!

  18. Whoa Karyn, this cake looks absolutely AhhhMazing!

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