A vanilla cake with white chocolate pudding & white chocolate chips mixed into the batter then swirled with raspberry filling and topped with a cream cheese frosting! This White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake will become a favorite!
I am in love with this White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake . . .truly, truly in love (as in I could marry it today and be happily married for the rest of my life)! You’re going to love me or hate me for sharing this recipe.
I posted this recipe over four years ago and it’s another one of those recipes that was in desperate need of new pictures and maybe a few new notes based on comments left.
If you’ve ever had a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, then you know how amazing they are. I really do love their cakes, but I think they are pricey, especially when I can make my own and have it be just as good.
I took some to my mom and she called me raving about it. A little while later my sister called raving about it and asked me to make her one for her birthday next month. Then a few hours later she called asking if I had any left because she went to have another bite and it was gone. My mom and dad had finished it off (lol). I cut a couple more pieces and put them away for her but she hasn’t come to get them yet so I’m thinking I’m going to have to eat them now . . . .oh darn!
I’m not lying when I tell you this cake is out of this world. Get your fat pats out and/or your running shoes ready because you are going to need one or both of them. Probably both.
I’ve made this cake countless times and it’s a smashing hit every single time.
So let’s just get right to it.
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS CAKE:
- Make sure you grease and flour your pan really well. My bundt pan is non stick, but I still grease and flour it really well and I’ve never had a problem with this cake sticking.
- I like to split the batter into thirds and do two layers of raspberry, but you can also just split the batter in half and do one layer of filling. Either way, don’t over swirl the filling into the batter. If you want less raspberry, you can certainly use less than the recipe calls for.
- Everyone’s ovens are different, so make sure you test this with a toothpick or cake tester before you take it out of the oven. It may need more time than listed.
- Depending on how sweet you want the cream cheese frosting, use more or less powdered sugar.
- You don’t have to pipe on the frosting, you can just spread it on with a knife. I have found that when I pipe it on, it does use more frosting so I make sure I use 4 cups of powdered sugar so it makes more frosting.
- This cake gets better every day. I usually make it the day before I need it, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. I frost it the next day and then keep any leftovers in the fridge, covered. I take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving it.
- I like to place the bundt pan on a cookie sheet before putting it in the oven. This adds an extra layer of “protection” so the bottom of the cake doesn’t get too brown (technically it’s the top of the cake I guess, but while it’s baking it’s the bottom).
- You can use a white cake mix instead, but I love to use a french vanilla or vanilla cake mix.
- I buy my raspberry filling at Orson Gygi’s. Some stores sell the Solo brand raspberry pastry filling and it’s also available online. If you can’t find pastry filling, the Duncan Hines/Wilderness raspberry pie filling is another option. It does have whole raspberries in it, but that’s ok. Seedless raspberry jam is another option.
- 1 pkg. white or french vanilla cake mix
- 1 pkg. (3.3 oz) instant white chocolate pudding
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips, roughly chopped (measure, then chop)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup raspberry pastry or pie filling (seedless raspberry jam works too)
- 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Grease and flour a bundt pan and preheat your oven to 350-degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, sour cream, eggs, water and oil. Mix until well combine, stir in white chocolate chips.
Fill prepared bundt pan with one third of the batter. Spoon half of the raspberry filling in separated spoonfuls over the batter. Use a knife to swirl the filling through the cake, only about 6-7 light swirls. Pour another 1/3 of the batter in evenly and spoon in remaining pie filling, repeating the "swirling" process above. Top with remaining batter.
Cook in oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 mins Or until a knife or cake tester inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let cool for 20 mins. Remove from pan.
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar, beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
Spread cream cheese frosting evenly over cake. Or to get the look of Nothing Bundt Cakes, pipe on frosting starting at the bottom outside of the cake and moving upward towards center.
This cake is even better after it has time to chill in the fridge for a day. I make it the day before I need it, let it cool and then wrapit in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight.
You can decide how much pie filling you want. I usually use about 2/3 cup. I find that is the perfect amount for our liking.
Sometimes I use mini white chocolate chips if I happen to have them. If I do use the mini, I only use 1 cup and don't chop them.
A few readers have had problems with the pie filling sinking to the bottom of the pan so if you're worried you can pour half the batter in the pan, then dollop half the pie filling on top, give it a few swirls, then pour the remaining batter into the pan and dollop the rest of the pie filling and the swirl. The key is to not use too much pie filling.
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Originally published on January 6, 2014
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Favorite Family Recipes