White Chocolate Raspberry Torte Recipe
- 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.
Reviews for White Chocolate Raspberry Torte
"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."
"So, what's the verdict?? 2 pans, or 3 pans are needed?? Thanks!"
"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."
"easy and soooo delicious would like to try this with cherries or strawberries maybe even blueberries"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Forgot another change I made in first review, I used homemade sweetened whipped cream instead of cool whip."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"i loved it"
"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!"
"Enjoyed the challenge, but if you consider making this, follow directions and allow cake and filling to completely cool! It is was a hit!"
"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!"
"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!"