Cherry White Chocolate Cake

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For the hubsters birthday I decided to go with what he likes best..Cherries and White Chocolate! With some help from my little helpers!

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Cake:

4oz Margarine
4oz Self Raising Flour
4oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2oz Black Cherries ( Tinned & De-stoned)
1 Tbsp Cherry syrup reduction
50g White Chocolate

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Using a tin of black cherries and drain out the cherries from the syrup.

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De-stone the cherries.

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Add the syrup to a pan with 50g of sugar, and heat to a boil. Simmer for 5-10mins until the syrup thickens, and add back in the cherries 1/4 of the cherries.

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Simmer for a few more minutes and allow to cool slightly.

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Into a mixing bowl add the butter, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and vanilla and mix for about 2 mins.

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Break up 50g of white chocolate into a glass bowl and melt in the microwave in 20 sec bursts stirring each time until completely melted.

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Into the cake batter, add 2oz de-stoned cherries and the melted white chocolate and mix together.

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Pour into 4inch (very small) greased cake tins. The Swirl in some of the black cherry syrup reduction.

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Bake in the oven at 170c for 25-30mins.

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Remove from the cake tin and allow to cool completely.

Frosting:
75g Butter ( room temperature)
300g Icing sugar
50g White Chocolate
Remaining Cherry syrup with cherries
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Milk

Mix on low-speed the butter and icing sugar, while melting some white chocolate. Add the milk and vanilla to the mixture, and slowly add the cherry syrup with cherries.  IMG_1606

Once all combined, add the melted white chocolate.

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Add some further icing sugar if needed.

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Ice the cake using the frosting, both in the middle and although the way around the cake. Decorate the cake. I used chocolate fingers on the sides all the way around. Then added white giant chocolate buttons, with a circle of Malteasers, a mini bubbly chocolate bar in the middle circled with glazed cherries.

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Topped with a few candles, an easy peasy cake ready in less than 2 hrs from start to finish!

IMG_1618Happy Birthday Neil!!

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