White Chocolate and Cranberry Cake

November 20, 2019Sew White

Tis the season to enjoy my delicious white chocolate and cranberry cake. It’s fruity, sweet and creamy. Plus oh so delicious.

I am majorly biased but I think this cake is incredible. It’s soft, moist, chocolaty and fruity all in one go. The white chocolate and cranberry combination is a great one. Plus a perfect Christmas bake. It might look like a very busy and sweet cake but luckily it’s not too sweet at all. It’s definitely moreish. Prepare for seconds.

To decorate this cake I simply added buttercream swirls around the top. They also make great indicators for size of slice. Around the edge I added extra cranberries and white chocolate to make it look like a wreath. Plus a few white and pink sprinkles because who doesn’t love extra sprinkles.

A close up of the sprinkles on the swirly buttercream on the white chocolate and cranberry cake

Time for a slice of my White Chocolate and Cranberry Cake

At the Christmas event at Neptune Wimbledon I made this cake to go a bit further so I turned into a 2 layer larger cake. I went from 3x 6 inch cake tins to 1x 10inch cake tin. I filled one 10 inch cake tin with mixture and cooked it all together, then sliced it in half to make the two layers.

For the larger cake I filled it with the same icing recipe and decorated it in the same way. Except for the bigger cake I just added the icing around the edges like a wreath. It looked very striking and we got 25 slices out of it. I think we could have got a lot more if I had worked out portions before hand. It really did create the perfect Christmas layer cake.

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5 from 7 votes

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cake

Tis the season to enjoy my delicious white chocolate and cranberry cake. It's fruity, sweet and creamy. Plus oh so delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Decorating Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bakes, Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, English, International
Keyword: christmas cranberry cake recipe, white chocolate and cranberry cake, white chocolate christmas cake recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Sisley White


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 425 g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 350 g vanilla yoghurt
  • 2 heaped teaspoons mixed spice
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 100 g white chocolate bar finally chopped up
  • 75 g dried cranberries chopped up


  • 1 portion of buttercream below
  • white chocolate chips
  • dried cranberries
  • sprinkles


  • 300 g unsalted butter
  • 700 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/175ºc fan.
  • Grease and line 3 x 6inch round cake tin with melted butter and greaseproof paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream the butter at room temperature and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix together.
  • Mix in the yoghurt.
  • In a separate bowl, measure and sieve out the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and the mixed spices.
  • Sieve in the flour gradually and stop when the flour is evenly mixed in.
  • Finely chop up a bar of white chocolate and mix in to the cake mixture.
  • Lightly chop up the dried cranberries. This stops them sinking when baking. Mix them in.
  • Divide the mix into the cake tins.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until it's golden brown, a skewer comes out clean and the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the tin. Turn it around after 30 minutes to make sure it’s evenly cooked.
  • Leave the cake to cool for 30 mins before removing from the tin.
  • Level off the cakes if they need it.
  • Mix up the buttercream in a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the buttercream to a piping bag with a star nozzle.
  • Add a few swirls to each layer and build them up.
  • Add the final buttercream siwrls to the top and decorate with the white chocolate, dried cranberries and sprinkles.


You can make this a bigger family cake by using a 10inch cake tin for all the mix and dividing it in half once cooked. It will then feed about 25 people.
Three tiered golden brown white chocolate and cranberry cake decorated with buttercream swirls, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Plus pink star sprinkles.

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  • Lesley Garden

    November 26, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    What a spectacular cake, it sounds delicious. I am going to show this recipe to my daughter who loves to bake (and is a superior baker to me), she will love giving this a try as it’s all her favourite flavours. Thank you for sharing to #CookBlogShare5 stars

    1. Sew White

      November 28, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      I really hope she enjoys making it. I’m sure she’ll definitely enjoy eating it.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    November 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Such a beautiful cake with delicious flavours.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      November 28, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you Cat. That is so kind of you to say.

  • Choclette

    November 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    That looks so pretty Sisley. White chocolate and cranberries are a lovely combination, so I’m sitting pretty and waiting patiently for my first slice. Note first!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      November 28, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      I will have to deliver you a slice pronto.

  • Jo Allison

    November 28, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Truly festive flavours – white chocolate and cranberries make such a great combo! Beautiful decoration too! 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      November 28, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you that is so kind. I am loving the cranberry and white chocolate mix at the moment!

  • Janice Pattie

    November 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    This is such a dreamy looking cake. I absolutely love cranberries and your cake would make a perfect celebration dessert.5 stars

  • Chloe Edges

    November 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    What an absolute stunner!5 stars

  • Eb Gargano| Easy Peasy Foodie

    December 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Wow – this looks gorgeous. I’d like a large slice please! Eb x5 stars

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