White Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Recipe

(255 ratings)

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins

This moreish white chocolate cake uses sharp passion fruit for a tangy twist. We’ve decorated our cake with elegant chocolate curls and beautiful edible flowers, which make it so eye-catching! A white chocolate cake makes a nice change from a classic chocolate cake and has a lighter feel, but is still just as indulgent. This easy white chocolate cake is the perfect thing to make for Mother’s Day, an Easter Sunday lunch, or a summer party.


  • 150g white chocolate cooking chips
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder

For the filling and topping:

  • 300ml double cream
  • 30g icing sugar, sifted
  • pulp of 2 large passion fruit
  • white chocolate curls
  • edible flowers (ours were from Sainsbury’s)

You will need

  • 2x20cm sandwich tins, greased and base and sides lined with baking parchment.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Melt half the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, then set aside to cool a little.
  2. Using an electric hand whisk, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then beat in the cooled, melted white chocolate. Gradually add the eggs to the mixture, mixing well each time. Don’t worry if it looks a bit curdled – it will all come together when you add the flour.
  3. Fold in the flour and baking powder. Stir the remaining white chocolate into the batter, then divide between the tins. Level the surface and bake for 35 mins, covering after 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave the cakes to cool in the tin.
  4. To decorate, lightly whip the cream. Put half on the bottom layer, spoon over half the passion fruit pulp, then top with the other layer, remaining cream, passion fruit pulp then the chocolate curls and edible flowers.
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.