White Chocolate Almond Raspberry Cake

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This Almond Raspberry Cake with White Chocolate Amaretto Buttercream Frosting is a total showstopper! Featuring four layers of light and fluffy almond cake, raspberry filling, and creamy white chocolate amaretto cream, this cake is decadently sweet! A must try if you love raspberry almond desserts!

Ingredients

For the Almond Cake:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups cake flour , sifted (315 grams)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (298 grams) granulated sugar
  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature, lightly beaten until foamy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (152 grams) sour cream, at room temperature
  • For the White Chocolate Amaretto Buttercream Frosting:

    • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 2 and 1/2 cups (283g/10 ounces) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
    • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons amaretto liqueur
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 6 ounces (170g) qaulity white chocolate   melted and cooled for 10 minutes

    Assembly and Garnish:

    • 1 cup rasperry presevres
    • 1 cup fresh raspberries
    • 1 cup thinly sliced almonds

    Instructions

    For the Almond Cake:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Generously grease the bottom and sides of two 9-innch round cake pans ; line with parchment paper rounds and set aside until needed.
    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
    • Gradually add in the sugar. Once all of the sugar has been added, beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
    • Reduce the speed to low and add in the egg whites, a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition, and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
    • In a spouted measuring cup, combine the vanilla extract, almond extract, milk, and sour cream. Mix until evenly combined.
    • On low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating it with the liquid milk/sour creamy mixture, beginning and ending with the flour, and mixing until just combined.
    • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and smooth the tops.
    • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans places on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then invert the cake layers onto cooling racks and cool completely.

    For the White Chocolate Amaretto Buttercream Frosting:

    • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-speed until completely smooth. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar, beating until all of the sugar is completely combined.
    • Add in the salt, cream, and amaretto, and almond extract and beat smooth.
    • Add in the white chocolate and beat smooth. Once all of the ingredients have been incorporated, increase the speed to medium-high and beat for a minute.

    Assembly and Garnish:

    • Using a long, serratred knife , slice each cake in half horizontally, so that you have 4 even layers.
    • Place one cake layer on a large plate or cake stand. Spread 1/2 cup of the frosting on top of the cake, covering it completely, then spread a 1/4 cup of raspberry preserves on top of the frosting.
    • Top with another cake layer, and repeat the layering process, ending with the last cake layer on top. Spread all remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
    • Using your hands, gently press the sliced almonds all around the sides of the cake. Then top with fresh raspberries!
    • Allow the cake to set for 20 minutes before slicing. Then serve, or store, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving!

    NOTES

    If you want extra thick layers of frosting like mine, double the buttercream recipe!

Made with ❤️ by Susan Bowden

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