Raspberries and white chocolate make a great combination, and a loaf cake is easy to prepare and slice. This lovely light and slightly gooey cake is a sweet summer treat.
I have suggested a few things to reduce the dairy, but you really can’t remove it completely unless you use dark chocolate instead (which works equally well with raspberries).
If you are going for the reduced dairy version, first make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to three quarters of a cup of your favourite non-dairy milk e.g. almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk. Leave it for ten minutes until it curdles.
Line a loaf tin with baking parchment and set the oven to 180 deg C.
Take a punnet of raspberries (1 cup approx). Wash and pat them dry and dust them lightly with some flour.
Take approx 75g of fine white chocolate and break it into small pieces – they don’t have to be uniform in size, just smallish pieces about the same size as choc chips that you would get in a choc chip cookie.
Put the curdled ‘buttermilk’ in a large mixing bowl and add:
125 ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Whisk them all together with an electric whisk for a few minutes.
In another bowl combine:
One and a half cups of flour
three quarters of a cup of caster sugar
1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
Half a teaspoon of salt
Fold the dry ingredients into the whisked wet ingredients.
Fold in the raspberries and white chocolate pieces. Pour the mixture into the lined loaf tin and tap the tin on the kitchen worktop to ensure that the mixture gets into the corners of the tin.
Bake for just longer than an hour until a skewer comes out mostly clean (there will be some gooey choc on the skewer).
Cool the cake by lifting it out of the tin. Once almost cool, melt approx 100g white chocolate in a double boiler (a bowl that fits tightly over a saucepan, with some water in the saucepan will work nicely too. Just make sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.)
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cake. Done !