Last weekend I once again had a chance to enjoy a piece of White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes - and I remembered just how much we LOVE this cake! If you've ever had a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, you'll know just how amazing these are, and why these are so popular. But at $45.00 for a 10-inch bundt cake, these are a pricey little treat. Good thing this Mama has a copycat recipe up her sleeve that my family and friends love more than the original! In a side-by-side taste test, my recipe is the favorite! Scrumptious rich white chocolate cake layered with swirls of deep crimson raspberry puree - fluffy, moist and SO GOOD - it's bundt cake perfection!
When I tell you that this cake is simple and easy to make, I'm not kidding. Our five-year-old little guy helped me put this one together and we had so much fun! Measuring and chopping, pouring and swirling - he just loved watching the cake bake through the oven window as well. By the time it was cool enough for us to drizzle thick ribbons of perfect Cream Cheese Frosting over the sides and sprinkle some fresh raspberries on top, he was to the moon!
Fresh quality ingredients make for the best flavor and texture for this one-of-a-kind cake. I recommend using a "moist" cake mix as your base for this - I usually use Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix, and add sour cream and four fresh eggs. And Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Instant Pudding - have you seen this yet? I was more than a little excited when I discovered this at our local Target. If you can't find that, you can always use your favorite white chocolate, vanilla or french vanilla instant pudding mix.
Ghirardelli White Chips are chopped up and "melt" right into the cake batter, adding flavor and creamy texture. I know that others use raspberry pie filling or seedless raspberry jam for the swirl, which both will work, but I find that Solo Raspberry Cake & Pastry Filling has the best texture - not too thick or runny, not too sweet or syrupy. And to top it off, my favorite Cream Cheese Frosting - silky smooth and just the right level of sweetness, drizzled in beautiful ribbons all over the top.
Whether you have a cake buffet for a wedding reception, bridal or baby shower, or special birthday celebration, not only are these cakes stunning to look at, they are just stunningly delicious to eat too! And bundt cakes are always wonderful to make and take for potluck dinners, church or scouting events, or to drop off when sharing a meal. This cake travels like a champ, and never fails to impress. I've also made this recipe as bundtlet cakes - just reduce your baking time for the smaller size.
This is another one of those recipes that LOOKS and TASTES like it is complicated, but it is so easy to make at home that you can enjoy it as often as you like. And the best part is that it tastes even BETTER the day after you make it! This cake is just so moist and perfect, everyone was fighting over the last piece.