Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Blueberry Filled Cake



Ingredients:

Filling

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts (I use Mauna Loa)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter cut into small pieces

Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (I use Mauna Loa) for garnish
  • 1/4 cup shaved white chocolate

Directions:

  1. Whisk blueberries, sugar, cornstarch and cream together in a 2-quart saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.  Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Cool.
  2. Prepare crust. Grind 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts and honey in a food processor into a coarse mixture. Work in butter by hand.
  3. Grease and flour 2 6-inch cake pans. Press crust mixture into bottom of one pan. Bake at 350 for 5 to 6 minutes until mixture starts to set. Remove from oven.
  4. While crust bakes, mix cake batter. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Add melted white chocolate.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk to the batter. Mix until smooth.
  6. Divide batter between the 2 pans. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing to finish cooling on rack.
  7. While cake bakes, prepare frosting. Whip together powdered sugar, shortening, vanilla, water and white chocolate.
  8. Assemble cake. Spread 1/2 the blueberry gel on top of the layer with the crust. Top with the other cake layer.
  9. Frost the cake. Press macadamia nuts into sides of cake. Chill. Top with the rest of the blueberry sauce.
  10. Finish with shaved chocolate and macadamia nuts.

 

Original Recipe at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings