Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

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Try this Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake recipe and see if it does not make you and your family instant lovers of cranberries in cake. The sharp tang of the cranberry is a lovely contrast to the light sweetness of the cake that makes up this sparkling cranberry white chocolate cake recipe. Together, the cranberries and cake along with the terrific icing make a great cake that you will want to make time and again.

A number of different things make this cake extra special. First, of course, it uses cranberries in a mix of a basic white cake, which is a bit unusual. It is also fabulous. The contrast of color alone, with the cranberry red against the white of this cake, is fantastic. But the taste and texture contrasts also make this cake fantastic. The frosting is also an important aspect of this cake, because of the heavy cream, amounts of butter, and sultry white chocolate chips that form part of the frosting recipe. These flavors are deep and heavy and the crisp contrast of the sharp and tangy cranberry is a perfect foil for them. All together, the white cake, the rich and buttery frosting and the sharp berries are an extraordinary blend. Whenever you can get that kind of combination, and especially with the amount of cranberries put in to this sparkling cranberry white chocolate cake recipe you can be pretty sure you have a smash hit. And that is certainly the case with this recipe.

The finishing touch, or coup de grace, for this lovely cake might be the way that the fresh cranberries that are the garnish are prepared. Without giving away the secrets that you can find with the recipe on the site, Life, Love & Sugar, for this cake, let us just say that you might just make the cranberries as they are called for in the prep and eat them straight. In fact, it might be a good idea to make plenty of extras. You are sure to be sneaking a lot of them while this cake sets up.

The site recommends that you let this cake sit as much as twenty four hours before you serve it. With a cake as complex as this one, that is a great idea. That extra time allows the flavors to mingle and come together and create a much greater coherence in the taste of the cake as well as a softening of the flavors so that they blend better. So make this cake the day before you plan to serve it. But wait to put the finishing touch of the cranberries on to the cake until you are ready to serve it up.

Nutrition Facts for: Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake From Life, Love & Sugar
Ingredients: Fresh cranberries, sugar, water, all purpose flour, baking powder, salted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, milk, white chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 1239, Calories from Fat 472, Total Fat 52.4g 81%, Saturated,, Fat 32.3g 162%, Cholesterol 159mg 53%, Sodium 312mg 13%, Potassium 376mg 11%, Carbohydrates 188.4g 63%, Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%, Sugars 156.5g, Protein 8.4g, Vitamin A 28%, Vitamin C 21%, Calcium 18%, Iron 12%

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