White Chocolate and Blueberry Loaf

White Chocolate and Blueberry Loaf

A lovely white chocolate and blueberry cake with a vanilla cream cheese topping.

Ingredients:

Blueberry loaf:

  • 100g blueberries
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 100g salted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml soured cream
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Topping:

  • 125g blueberries
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 10 mint leaves

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/150ºC fan and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a small bowl over a saucepan of water, melt the white chocolate. Then remove and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar until light and pale.
  4. Then combine the eggs into the butter and sugar slowly until all is combined.
  5. Pour in the melted white chocolate and the vanilla bean paste. Whisk until all is incorporated.
  6. Sieve in the plain flour and baking powder. Beat until smooth.
  7. Pour half of the mixture into the loaf tin followed by 100g of blueberries followed by the remaining batter.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  9. Once cooked, allowed to cool for 20 minutes in the tin before moving it to a wired rack.
  10. Meanwhile, in a small pan heat 25g of blueberries with 2 tbsp of water. When the blueberries start to soften, mash them down and pour the mixture through a sieve.
  11. To make the cream cheese topping, mix the cream cheese, vanilla bean paste and icing sugar in a bowl. Beat together until smooth.
  12. Spread the cream cheese filling on top of the cake and scatter the remaining blueberries on top and pour over the blueberry sauce.
  13. Decorate with the mint leaves, serve & enjoy!

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