White Chocolate Layer Cake with Blueberry Curd Filling

Today wraps up a full month of Hubby-approved recipes. It’s been a fun way to honor the foods he loves. Today I’m ending on a sweet note with a cute little layer cake. Since Hubby isn’t a huge fan of chocolate desserts, I decided to go with the subtle flavor of a white chocolate cake to pair with the Blueberry Curd that I had made.

Making layer cakes is so much fun and it gives me a chance to practice my cake decorating skills. I love how this one turned out. This cake was tender but it wasn’t obvious that there was white chocolate in the batter. The white chocolate shavings on top definitely helped to boost that flavor.

I used my favorite Swiss Meringue Buttercream for this cake. Because it’s awesome. And smooth, silky, delicious, and not overly sweet. An overly sweet frosting would have over-powered the other flavors in this cake.

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White Chocolate Layer Cake with Blueberry Curd Filling

White chocolate and blueberries are a match made in heaven

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

For the Cake
4 oz white baking chocolate, chopped
1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
5 Tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp milk

For the decorating
1/2 batch Swiss meringue buttercream
1 cup blueberry curd
2 oz white chocolate shavings/curls for garnish
blueberries for garnish

Directions:

For the Cake
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease the bottoms of two 6 inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper; grease and lightly flour pans and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, cook and stir the white chocolate over low heat until melted.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add the sugar, beating until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in melted white chocolate just until combined.

Spread batter in the prepared cake pans. Bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans. Peel off parchment paper. Cool completely on wire racks.

Assembling the Cake
Use a long serrated knife to cut each cake layer in half horizontally. Place one layer, cut side up, on a serving plate.

Spread with one-third of the filling. Top with the second layer; spread with one-third of the filling. Top with the third layer; spread with the remaining filling. Top with the fourth layer, cut side down.

Frost cake with frosting and decorate with white chocolate shavings and blueberries.

Cake recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

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12 Responses to “Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m like you and totally try out recipes based on photos! I think goat cheese and fruit are always a perfect combo. The goat cheesecake sounds intriguing!

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    Lauren — September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I’m totally with you about photos of food – they are typically what tempt me to make a recipe.

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This cake looks DELICIOUS!

    I’d never heard of using goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I’m intrigued.

    I, too, much prefer pictures. Sometimes you just don’t put the ingredients together in your head the right way and it comes out looking totally different than you expected. I also flip through the book faster and I tend to not find recipes unless there are pics!

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    Beeb — September 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i think trying something new without any idea what it should look like it rough. i love pictures but most cookbooks dont seem to have enough. i think thats why i love this blog so much, you take TONS! 🙂

    i am very intrigued by this recipe. but i dont eat blueberries or peaches. is it good by itself? or is the fruit greatly needed??

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    Jen — September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Beeb – It’s similar to any other cheesecake. It was good on it’s own, but the fruit really enhanced the flavor. Are there other fruits you like that you could top it with? Strawberries and blueberries would be great!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Oh yum! I totally want to try this. I love goat cheese (and fruit) and bet this would make an amazing cake!

    I like photos too, but sometimes I get a little too into them. Like the other night when I forgot to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread because they weren’t in the photo 🙂

    Sues

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely prefer recipes with pictures but if a description is really good (or intriguing) or if an author points it out as a favorite… or lastly if it’s a source I trust, I go for it. With that said, I’m glad you made it and posted pictures. This cake looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic!!!

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    flavourfulbounty — September 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks really good. I agree that sometimes I eat with my eyes. I love photos, but not the ones that look almost fake since they are so perfect. That’s why I love food blogs – usually it is just the food as it will be served.

    I cook from a lot of different sources, and will try recipes that are appealing without any pics either. Sometimes it is more difficult when I am completely unfamiliar with the dish, though.

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Photos! I love yours…the “cake” looks so pretty with it’s white lip and fruit piled high.
    ~ingrid

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I can see how it would be more of a “cheesecake” than a “cheese cake” because there’s such a small amount of flour. As we move into fall, I bet it would be delicious with a topping of figs sauteed with honey… mmm… honey figs and goat cheese!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese cheesecake 🙂 peaches and blueberries seem like another good topper (i recently made one with figs and raspberries!)

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    Jay — February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i really have to bake that cake for my boyfriend who has a milk intolerance. thank you for posting this many recipes with goat cheese 🙂
    best wishes, jay, my blog: artandloveandme.blogspot.com

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