October 30, 2009

White Chocolate and Dried Cranberry Cake


I've just had 2 days starting work at 6.30am. And I LOVE IT!

The quiet ghostless traffic, not to mention human beings; the silent office that comes with real productivity; the day light by the time I get off work; and the afternoon I have to spend with my boy before I start cooking dinner and enjoy the evening.

It seems like I have 100 hours a day!

(makes 1 loaf)
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup + 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chunks
3/4 cup dried cherries
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×5x3 loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Stir together 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, toss together white chocolate, dried cranberries, and 1/2 tbsp flour.

Beat butter and brown sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, combine well. Then pour in sour cream and vanilla, mix well.

On low speed, add the flour mixture. Mix only until combined. Do not overmix.

Fold in white chocolate/dried cranberry mixture. Scrape into prepare pan. Smooth the top and bake for 55 - 60 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool upright. Remove parchment after completely cool.

31 comments:

Divina Pe said...

That looks heavenly. I've been seeing dark chocolates all over including mine so this is a good change with white chocolate and cranberry.

The Nomadic Gourmet said...

I've never seen a white chocolate cake before. I love white chocolate.

Miranda said...

Yum...I love cranberrys and white chocolate..GREAT COMBO!!!

DINING WITH BATALI said...

Love the cake....and hope your little boy doesn't miss you as much when you are at work...

penny aka jeroxie said...

I really admire you! Work and still find time to make all the lovely food. I had white chocolate cake before and yours look better!

Rochelle said...

White Chocolate AND cranberry?!?! Sounds sooo good! :)

Laura said...

love the white chocolate with cranberries. Yummy!

wasabi prime said...

Wow, perfect combination! It kind of reminds me of a naughty confection that Starbucks puts out during the holidays, a thin cake with cranberries, topped with cream cheese frosting and drizzled with white chocolate. So rich and festive, just like your cake!

Chris Stewart said...

I'm not normally a big fan of white chocolate but I could see it working here.

Shelly @ Experimental Culinary Pursuits said...

Love the combo! At first I thought the cake was primarily white chocolate (like a chocolate mousse cake) and was a bit unsure, but as chunks I think it works out perfectly with the cranberries!

Also, I think I found myself starting reading all the posts about your son. They were all so funny and the pics were so adorable! You must be so proud :)

Anncoo said...

White chocolate and cranberry ~ nice combo :)

KennyT said...

You're awesome, FL! Being a working mom is no easy task! Being a working mom who cooks yummy food at times is freaking difficult!

Jhonny walker said...

Love the combinations. Absolute killer! how great of you to come up with those flavors!!!

pityenlacocina said...

it eally looks delicious, i love all the ingredients, will have to ty it, cheers from london

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks delicious, I adore breads and cakes loaded with chunks of sweetness.

ncl117 said...

YUM! This bread looks fantastic! I bet the white chocolate adds a nice flavor to it as well! thanks for sharing :)

Glad you get to spend more time with your child! :)

Elin said...

Hi Lululu,
I love cranberry and in a bread...wow..you have combined two of my favourites together. Thanks for sharing:)

TheChocolatePriestess said...

It seems more rare to find recipes with white chocolate so thank you for sharing this with us all.

Marillyn Beard said...

White Chocolate and cranberry is a marriage made in heaven! Looks soooo good! Could you mail me a slice? Seriously... I'll paid the shipping :o)

5 Star Foodie said...

White chocolate & cranberry sounds like an excellent combination, delicious cake!

Simply Life said...

Yum! I bet the combo of white chocolate and cranberries is just incredible!

My Little Space said...

Lulu, it's a perfect bake! Love the combo and flavour. Do you mind to make extra in next round???

reanaclaire said...

hi lululu... i think i wanna go out to get a piece of cake from the bakery right this minute!

Angie said...

Looks amazing, would not have thought of this combo, I love cranberries

CheapAppetite said...

I'm not a morning person at all. I would feel grumpy all day if I had to work at 6.30 am. I love the white chocolate and dried cranberry combination. The cake looks amazing:)

Erica said...

What a delicious flavors in that cake! I love white chocolate.

AppleC said...

White chocolate and dried cranberries (Craisins!)... love them both. I bet that cake is perfect.

Cookin' Canuck said...

White chocolate & dried cherries - now that is a great combination! I am really looking forward to trying this.

Lauren said...

I am really looking forward to being able to cook with Cranberries once they come into the supermarkets soon. This recipe definitely ticks all the boxes - am totally hooked on white chocolate!

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