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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18 Responses to “Tunnel of Fudge Cake”

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    vanillasugarblog — February 8, 2014 at 11:54 am

    this cake screams a lot of things!
    eat me comes to my mind!
    lol

    • beantownbaker — February 8th, 2014 @ 11:57 am

      It does definitely scream that 🙂

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    Aimee — February 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Gorgeous Bundt, Jen! It looks amazing. Love the butter and cocoa tip and the raspberries!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — February 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Who needs a tunnel of love when you have a tunnel of fudge! This looks fantastic!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 23, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This cake looks glorious 🙂 I am dying to get a slice, maybe two 😉

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    sue epstein — February 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    The original recipe called for a box of Pillsbury’s frosting mix and was much, much better than the current recipes. There was a tunnel of gooey soft fudge in the middle that you just can’t get with today’s recipes for this cake. But it’s still a great cake!

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    Lynne — February 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

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    Marye Audet — March 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    One of my favorites! Thanks for the reminder..I need to make this – soon!

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    Heila — December 22, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I just tried this yummy recipe from your blog and it has come out really yummy!! 🙂
    This is my first tunnel of fudge cake and I am quite happy with the outcome…
    Thanks for sharing this easy recipe 🙂

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    Lois C. Flores — January 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I’d love to try to make it for my family soon. Your recipe is so detailed, but to a clumsy person like me, Hopefully I won’t mess everything up haha.

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    Abigail C. Murdock — March 17, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Looking at the picture of your cake I just wanna try it immediately. It looks really good. It is good to make it at home and serve on some special occasions like birthday parties or a party with friends on weekends. Thanks Jen for sharing this recipe with us!

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    Dane Shaw — March 23, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Nice recipe Jen! Hope that I can do it the way you make your cake. Always love chocolate. Thank you for sharing it!

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    Healthoop — March 24, 2016 at 9:53 am

    oh my god, I fell in love with it at the first sight. So yummy and nice at the look. Thanks Jen for sharing wonderful recipe!

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    Anthony — April 20, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Awesome, you make it like an artist. It looks so delicious, I will try your recipe to make it for my kids. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    Kathy — June 16, 2016 at 3:26 am

    This cake recipe looks very sweet and delicous. I will try it soon. Thank for share this great post.

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    Luis Sanborn — March 14, 2017 at 4:21 am

    This looks amazing, I will try this out tomorrow, thank you for sharing!

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