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White Chocolate Shard Cake

This striking cake from The Great British Bake Off 2011 runner up, Ruth Clemens, is covered in all things good, like white chocolate, raspberries, sprinkles, marshmallows – even mini meringues!
  • Cooking time30 minutes
  • Prep time1 hour
  • Servings14 portions
recipe image White Chocolate Shard Cake


  • 300 grams Stork
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs, large
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 275 gram Stork
  • 600g icing sugar
  • To Decorate
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 3 tsp freeze dried raspberries
  • Selection of pink/white sprinkles
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Miniature meringues
Energy (kcal)0 kcal
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Sugar (g)0.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.00 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg


  1. Prepare the chocolate shards for decoration. Gently melt the white chocolate and spread evenly over a sheet of non-stick baking paper set on a baking tray. Scatter the sprinkles and a 2 tsp of the freeze dried raspberries over the top of the chocolate and allow to sit at room temperature. When the chocolate has nearly set, using a sharp knife, score lines to create differing shard shapes. Transfer to the fridge to set fully.
  2. To make the cake, cream together the Stork and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract followed by the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour until evenly combined.
  3. Split the mixture between 3 x 7” greased and base lined sandwich tins.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer when inserted in the centre comes away clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat together the Stork and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Trim the cooled cakes level with a sharp knife and sandwich them together with a layer of frosting. Cover the whole cake with the remaining frosting. To decorate, take the chocolate from the fridge and split into shards, set these into the top of the cake. Decorate with miniature marshmallows, meringues and the remaining freeze dried raspberries. Serve.