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White Chocolate Raspberry Torte Recipe

White Chocolate Raspberry Torte Recipe

We grow raspberries, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them. Whenever I serve this scrumptious torte, I get oohs and ahs. —Martha Schwartz, Sarasota, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup white baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper; grease paper and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chips and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Transfer to prepared pans.
  • 3. Bake 26-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; gently peel off waxed paper.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, bring raspberries and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Press raspberries through a sieve; discard seeds. Cool.
  • 5. In same pan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in raspberry puree until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Spread between cake layers.
  • 6. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in melted chips; fold in whipped topping. Spread over top and sides of cake. Pipe frosting over top edge of cake and garnish with berries if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

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malloup User ID: 8484687 231245
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"cake was delicious. That is, the part of the cake that cooked all the way through and didn't fall. First, I think it should be a 3 pan cake, not 2. Second, there is too much sugar to flour ratio, and thus it sinks super easily. I cooked the cake for 30 mins, and when I pulled it out the top was near the point of too dark a brown. Edges were fully cooked, middle not so much. It was weird that the top was crispy, bottom was nice a fluffy, but middle layer of the middle of the pan was gooey. I would be tempted to try this recipe again with less sugar, butter instead of shortening, and 3 pans. But I probably wont."

HighMaintenance User ID: 2697215 229545
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"So, what's the verdict?? 2 pans, or 3 pans are needed?? Thanks!"

Catwoman1989 User ID: 7822846 188699
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"Two 9-inch pans were not enough for this recipe. The batter overflowed in my oven and made a big mess. The cake did not cook even after leaving it in the oven for almost 10 extra minutes and then the top was hard. I was pretty disappointed because I was looking forward to trying this at a recent party that I had."

shastaanne User ID: 3169011 108850
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"easy and soooo delicious would like to try this with cherries or strawberries maybe even blueberries"

Diana Pearman User ID: 5733276 186009
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"Delicious moist cake and filling. The frosting is amazing. I have used this frosting on other cakes as well. I opted for using real whipped cream instead of frozen whipped topping. The cake disappeared very quickly and was enjoyed by many of my friends. The cake did rise quite high, but my cake pans were high enough that it didn't overflow the top of the pans. Considering the volume of cake, another time I might split it between three 1-1/2 inch high pans. Since I started putting a metal flower nail in the centre of my cake pans, my cakes bake more evenly, and I don't have any problem with the cake sinking in the middle. I could have purchased a heating core for the centre of the pan, but a metal flower nail is cheaper. I think it is unusual for a cake with buttermilk to be dry, so I was surprised to hear anyone say theirs turned out dry."

DebbieHuseby User ID: 1938988 145795
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I tried this twice. The first time with the original recipe in Dec/Jan 2010 and the second with the above revamped recipe. First attempt was the best, but it did sink in the middle. Second attempt had a HUGE mess in my oven. They say "Third time is a charm" but there will be no third time with me. Sure glad I have a self cleaning oven!"

Kimothy5 User ID: 6768471 108847
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I made this for a July 4th picinic and EVERYONE loved it. It did not turn out dry at all, in fact, everyone thought it was pound cake. The cake disappeared in no time. I would make this again in a heart beat. I'm guessing people will request it for the next get together."

RecipeEditors User ID: 6635713 185925
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"The recipe will be updated soon with a couple adjustments for a wonderfully moist cake and it is sure to be a delight at your next celebration!"

NHesk User ID: 5471728 211381
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"I am baking these right now, and as I am writing, the cake batter is overflowing all over my oven. How frustrating to waste my time and ingredients. Not sure how others did not have this result..."

corrienat User ID: 5847244 145794
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This cake is very good. I did some research on cake flour and using cake flour does result in a denser, dry cake (it is suppose to do that). I used one cup cake flour and 2 cups regular flour. The result was a moist almost "pound cake" like cake. I also used real whip cream instead of whipped topping. Very good!! I look foward to making this again."

chocolateformy4 User ID: 6030051 169045
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"Forgot another change I made in first review, I used homemade sweetened whipped cream instead of cool whip."

chocolateformy4 User ID: 6030051 169043
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"Because I read so many reviews that the cake was dry I decided to tweak it a bit on my first try. I added about two extra tablespoons of butter and a couple extra generous pours of buttermilk (sorry didn't measure) and it turned out absolutely fabulous! It was perfect in moistness and texture. Also I warmed the cream cheese just for a few seconds so the melted white chocolate would not set up instantly on contact with the cool cream cheese. This worked perfectly. The icing is super delicious. Our party guests were gushing. Totally worth the effort for a special show stopper cake."

cook_reviewer User ID: 5981483 169042
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"cake had good flavor but was dry, so it may need more butter. I liked the raspberry filling. Frosting had lots of air bubbles in it so did not spread smoothly, but tasted good."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 117117
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I used blueberries instead of raspberries because that's what I had and this was delicious. cake was very dense and a little goes a long way though!"

kristinscotth User ID: 2609242 174506
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"This cake is good, but quite disappointing. The first time I made it, the cakes sunk horribly! I live at high altitudes, so I face this problem a lot. I adjusted some of the ingredients so it would turn out better: 1 3/4 cup sugar, 3 1/4 cup cake flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and 3/4 tsp baking powder, and I baked them at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. The cakes turned out much better, but they still sink slightly in the centers, but that's okay, since I level off the tops anyway. The raspberry filling is very good, and I loved the frosting, too. I'm just really disappointed that the cake isn't very moist. The cake has a good flavor; it's just dry. Maybe it has something to do with my altering the recipe though."

ckarres User ID: 5082910 117116
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"The cake came out beautifully. It looked like it could have been on the cover of a magazine. However, the cake was very dry. The frosting and filling tasted great. I followed the directions exactly. Each layer was tall and looked perfect but somehow the cake came out dry. I have had this happen with other cakes that called for putting the white chocolate in the cake batter. I will give this recipe one more try becasue eventhough the cake was dry it was a delicious cake."

jojojessy User ID: 4886712 211380
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"i loved it"

smelonas User ID: 3078149 189248
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Made this for Thanksgiving and the crowds raved!! Everyone LOVED it so much. Next time I will use 3 cake pans, though, as the two layers were a bit too full. Excellent."

daisylives User ID: 4759424 128028
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Great Recipe!!!!! I was a little worried about the frosting whith the white chocolate because I had tried to make homemade white chocolate frosting before but the frosting was way to heavy and literally ripped the that I had made apart! This frosting though was light and yummy. The cake went grreat though I did make one change and that was I used "All-Purpose" flour instead of cake flour and the texter was much better. I made this for Christmas Eve and everyone LOVED it! I have already been asked for the recipe! Definetly would make it again!"

dedaniel User ID: 4306322 170381
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Enjoyed the challenge, but if you consider making this, follow directions and allow cake and filling to completely cool! It is was a hit!"

chrissybr User ID: 4708896 174503
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"The filling and frosting were excellent. The cake itself was a bit too time consuming for a dry cake. I would like to try adding sour cream next time. I did buy a white cake(from a box), added the white chocolate chips, and followed the recipe for the filling and frosting. Everyone loved it and got tons of recipe requests!"

halgm User ID: 4059670 104853
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"Not worth the time and effort for a mediocre cake. The filling was good, the cake heavy and dense. Don't bother making this recipe."

nancywb User ID: 4493258 145792
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I made this for my son's Christmas Eve birthday. It got rave reviews! Next time I make it, I will use three 9-inch cake pans instead of two and divide the filling when I construct the torte. When I baked the torte in two pans, they overflowed into my oven. What a smokey mess! But the final product was worth it!"

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