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Lemon Raspberry White Chocolate Torte

Ignazio Scaletta,
Goodies Bake Shop

White chocolate curls add a pleasing crunch and a fairy-tale look to this moist layer cake. Curls are made by dragging a horizontal knife blade down a block of chocolate. Alternatively, you can purchase a bag of ready-made curls at Scoop ‘N Weigh.

Ingredients
Cake

12 egg yolks
2 1/3 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup warm water
12 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup whipped cream

Mousse
4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup lemon curd
1/4 cup raspberries sauce
1/4 cup whole raspberries

Method
Cake

1. In a bowl, whip egg yolks to ribbon stage.
2. In microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and warm water. Melt in microwave. Fold into yolk mixture.
3. In separate bowl, beat egg whites on high until foamy. Add sugar and whip until soft meringue. Fold into chocolate-yolk mixture.
4. Place batter into three 8″ round pans. Bake 35 mins. Let cakes cool in pans. Cakes are approx. 1/2″ high.

Mousse
Mix together heavy cream and icing sugar.
Add lemon curd and raspberry sauce.
Add raspberries.

Assembly
1. Fit layer of cake into bottom of 8″ mould. Pipe in layer of mousse. Repeat for two layers.
2. Cover all sides of cake with whipped cream. Decorate with white chocolate curls.

Yield 12 servings

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