Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mudcake

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Original recipe sourced from Butter Hearts Sugar

Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mudcake 
(based on recipe from Womens Weekly, Cakes Biscuits and Slices)
250 grams butter
2 teaspoons lime juice
180g white chocolate
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self-raisin flour
2 eggs lightly beaten

Coconut White Chocolate Ganache
140ml can coconut cream
360 grams white chocolate
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest
To make the Mudcake

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c. Grease a round 20cm cake pan and line the base and sides woth baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang at the top.
  • Add the butter, lime, white chocolate and sugar to a medium sized saucepan. Stir all the ingredients over a low heat until smooth. Transfer in a large mixing bowl, add in milk and allow to cool.
  • Add the sifted flours and the eggs to the liquid mixture, stir until combined.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, until cake tests done. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.
  • While the cake is cooling make the coconut ganache.
  • Turn the cake out of the pan top side up, cover with the white chocolate coconut ganache.

To make the Ganache

  • Finely chop the white chocolate, combine the chocolate, lemon and lime in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the coconut cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth. You may need to mix over the double boiler until the white chocolate melts.
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for about half an hour. Stir the mixture occasionally until spreadable.

White Chocolate chunk and Macadamia Cookies

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White Choc Chunk Macadamia CookiesFrom KitchenTreaty

(Cranberries also work with this)

Yield: about 36 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

225g unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
220g white chocolate chunks (chopped)
1 cup (120g) coarsely chopped roasted salted macadamia nuts

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2.In the bowl of a stand mixer affixed with paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes (or use a large bowl and a hand mixer).
3.Add the brown sugar and sugar and continue beating on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
4.Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to beat each time until well-incorporated. Mix in the vanilla.
5.In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
6.With the mixer on low speed, carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until the ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chunks and the macadamia nuts.
7.Scoop a generous tablespoonful of the dough and roll into a ball. Tear the ball in half, turn each half a quarter turn, and smoosh the dough back together with the torn side now at the top of the cookie. Gently shape so that the dough ball is taller than it is wide and place on cookie sheet about three inches apart.
8.Bake for about 10 minutes, until edges of cookie begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 – 10 minutes on cookie sheet so the cookie can set. Carefully move to wire rack to cool completely.
9.Cookies stay fresh when kept in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 – 4 days, or can be frozen for up to two months.