White Chocolate & Raspberry Birthday Cake

2 hours
10 servings

For the sponge:

250g unsalted butter, softened

250g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

5 large eggs

100g FAGE Total 5% Fat

310g self-raising flour

½ tsp salt

3 tbsp whole milk


For the filling and white chocolate icing:

1/2 jar raspberry jam

150g white chocolate

1 cup icing sugar, sieved

FAGE Total 5% fat Greek Yogurt (amount depends on consistency)

  1. Grease and line a deep 18cm round cake tin. Preheat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3.
  2. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla into a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat together until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a spatula, and beat in the eggs one at a time. Add 1 tbsp of flour if the mixture starts to curdle.
  3. Beat in the yoghurt, and then fold in the flour with the salt, beating on a medium speed until the mixture is thick and smooth. Finally, mix in the milk, then spoon into the tin and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until risen and golden. A skewer inserted should come out clean.
  4. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 20 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Make the icing by first melting the white chocolate carefully in the microwave, or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Add the sieved icing sugar in a large bowl, and then gradually add the yogurt until you reach the consistency you’d like (the more yogurt the tangier the taste also the thinner the icing so keep an eye on your consistency). Mix in the white chocolate
  6. Level off the cake, and then use a serrated knife to divide into three equal layers. Place the bottom layer on a cake stand and spread with half of the raspberry jam. Repeat with the second layer before placing the final layer on top. Apply a thin layer of icing over the whole cake to seal in the crumbs, then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the cake from the fridge, and then apply the final layer of icing all over the cake using a palette knife.
  8. Decorate with shavings of white chocolate, pink sprinkles and fresh raspberries. Enjoy!