• serves 12
Ricardo Larrivée
Ricardo Larrivée Ricardo and Friends


37 Ratings
Directions for: Framboisier


For the Genoise

150 mL (2/3 cup) sugar

4 eggs, at room temperature

5 mL (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract

125 mL (1/2 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour

45 mL (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and partially cooled

For the White Chocolate Butter

2 eggs

125 mL (1/2 cup) sugar

45 mL (3 tablespoons) water

30 mL (2 tablespoons) honey

250 mL (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened

112 g (4 oz) white chocolate, melted and partially cooled

For the Syrup (Optional)

125 mL (1/2 cup) white chocolate cream liqueur (Godiva, for example)

30 mL (2 tablespoons) sugar

For the Almond Paste

200 g (7 oz) almond paste

Red food colouring

For Assembly

625 mL (2 1/2 cups) fresh raspberries


For the Genoise

1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter a 20-cm (8-inch) square Pyrex cake pan. Line with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over 2 opposite sides.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, the sugar and the vanilla with an electric mixer until the mixture turns pale and triples in volume, about 8 minutes.

3. Gently fold in the flour with a spatula. Gently stir in the butter.

4. Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

5. Let cool for 10 minutes. Run the tip of a thin-bladed knife around the inside of the dish. Unmould onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.

For the White Chocolate Butter

1. Break the eggs into a large bowl. Set aside.

2. In a saucepan, bring the sugar,water and honey to a boil. Simmer until a candy thermometer reads 117°C (242°F), about 5 minutes.

3. With an electric mixer running at medium speed, beat the eggs until frothy. While beating, add the hot syrup in a thin stream, being careful not to pour it on the beaters. Beat until the mixture has completely cooled, about 10 minutes.

4. Add the butter, 1 or 2 pieces at a time, beating until the buttercream is very thick. Add the tempered chocolate, beating until combined.

For the Syrup (Optional) For the Almond Paste

1. Mix the almond paste and a few drops of food colouring by hand until the paste is uniformly pink. If desired, wear disposable latex gloves.

2. On a clean countertop dusted with icing sugar, roll the almond paste into a 20-cm (8-inch) square.

For Assembly

1. Slice the cake horizontally into 2 layers. Place the bottom half on a cake stand. Ice with 1/3 of the buttercream. Cover with raspberries. Ice with 1/3 of the buttercream. Place on the raspberries, icing side down. Ice with the remaining buttercream and top with the almond paste.

2. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Trim the sides of the cake so they are straight and even.

See more: French, Bake, Eggs/Dairy, Fruit, Chocolate, Dessert, Nuts

More Recipes You'll Love