Updated: Sep 12, 2020
After 2 successful versions of Kladdkaka, I decided to make this a trilogy. Not to worry, this is still within the "chocolate realm". I went searching online if there is actually a "Blond Kladdkaka", to my surprise, there actully are several versions. Yes, several! Some are baked with chocolate chips and some are top with decorative cream. But none really truly capture the white chocolate element.
I adapt the same base as my Matcha Kladdkaka and added a caramelized white chocolate ganache over the top. I even garnished with some matcha salt and pomegranate for some added flavors and bite. Well of cos, for presentation purposes as well. In the end, this is a very well balanced cake; not too sugary sweet and not too overpowering.
I was afraid that the caramelized white chocolate ganache might overpower everything else, instead, it added that lingering aftertaste which got me and my daughters craving for more. We almost finished the whole cake in 1 sitting. Perhaps the tiny bit of citrus from the lemon, tartness from the pomegranate and the savory matcha salt cut through all that richness.
This isn't your spongy sugary airy flavorless cake. This is a moist, dense and flavorful cake that some might find it bizarre at 1st bite. Yes, I am not a fan of cakes. If I have to make/bake or eat, this would be my metaphor. I hope you will give this metaphor of mine a try.
(Make one 8 inch round cake)
Unsalted Butter, 113g + More For Greasing
Icing Sugar, For Dusting
High Quality White Chocolate Preferably Valrhona or Callebaut At Least 30%, 113g
Demerara Sugar, 50g
Dark Muscavado Sugar, 50g
Limoncello, 2 TBSP
Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 113g
Sea Salt, Pinch
Lemon Zest, 1/2 Lemon Zest
Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache:
High Quality White Chocolate Preferably Valrhona or Callebaut At Least 30%, 100g
Heavy Whipping Cream, 66g
Matcha Salt, Pinch
Pomegranate, For Garnishing
8" Rround Cake Pan
Cast Iron Skillet / Pan
Prepare the cake.
Preheat oven to 175 degree celsius or 350 fahrenheit.
Grease the cake pan with butter.
Lay parchment paper at the bottom and at the sides as well.
Brush the paper with butter and dust icing sugar over the top.
Swirl to coat every nooks and cranny with the icing sugar.
Tap out any excess.
Set aside until ready to use.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
Once the butter has melted, remove from heat and add in the white chocolate.
Mix to combine well and until the chocolate has melted.
Set aside until ready to use.
In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and sugar.
Using a hand mixer, whip for about 7 mins or until tripled in volume.
Stir limoncello into white chocolate mixture.
Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
Once the chocolate mixture has fully incorporated, fold in the flour.
Once the flour has fully incorporated, add in salt and lemon zest.
Give it a final fold and transfer it into the prepared cake pan.
Wack into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 mins. Do not bake longer than 25 mins.
The center should be still soft and molten.
Set aside to cool down completely.
While the cake is cooling down, prepare the ganache.
Adjust the temperature of the oven to 120 degrees celsius or 250 fahrenheit.
Transfer white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and wack into the oven.
Bake for 10 mins.
Remove the chocolate from the oven and fold to smoothen.
*It will be very stiff and hard to fold at 1st. Continue folding until smoothen.*
Wack the chocolate into the oven and bake for 10 mins.
Remove from oven, fold and bake.
Continue the process until the white chocolate turns into a caramel color.
*I stopped mine at the 7th interval.*
Fold in the cream in 1/3 portions.
When the cream has fully incorporated, you should get a deep dark caramel color.
Once the cake has completely cool, drizzle in the caramelized white chocolate ganache.
Swirl to level the ganache.
Chill in the fridge overnight.
The next day, unmold onto a serving plate or a cake stand.
Sprinkle matcha salt and pomegranate over the top.
Slice and serve.
*To make matcha salt, blitz 1 TBSP of maldon sea salt and 1 TSP of matcha until powdery in a spice grinder.*
Here's the recipe video: