White Chocolate Gateau By Gregg Wallace

Recipe and recipe photography by Divine Chocolate

White Chocolate Gateau: White Chocolate Day

White Chocolate Gateau: by Gregg Wallace for White Chocolate Day. Hello, lovelies. So how are you today? (Updated post. First published here 17th July 2016).

Hello friends, happy white chocolate day. So do you love white chocolate? Because I do! ( But then again, I love all cake and chocolate!). White Chocolate Gateau anyone?

How To Make A White Chocolate Gateau:

White Chocolate Gateau was created by Gregg Wallace.

Preparation time 45 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking time 25–30 minutes

Serves 12


  • Butter, for greasing
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 125 g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) Divine White Chocolate, finely grated

To Finish:

  • 3 tablespoons rosewater or 2–3 drops rose essence
  • 150 ml (1⁄4 pint) crème fraîche
  • 200 g (7 oz) Divine White Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 75 g (3 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons single cream, at room temperature
  • 125 g (4 oz) icing sugar
  • White chocolate curls
  • Sugared rose petals (optional)
  • Sifted icing sugar, for dusting

White Chocolate Gateau: White Chocolate Day


  1. Firstly, grease and line the bases of two 20 cm (8 inches) round sandwich tins. Whisk the eggs and caster sugar together in a large bowl using a hand-held electric whisk until thick enough to leave a trail when the whisk is lifted.
  2. Sift the flour into the bowl. Add the grated chocolate and fold in using a large metal spoon.
  3. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and bake in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4, for 20–25 minutes until just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Stir the rosewater into the crème fraîche and use to sandwich the 2 cakes together on a serving plate.
  5. Put the white chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water so that the base of the bowl is not touching the water and leave until melted. Allow to cool, then stir in the cream and icing sugar and beat until smooth. Leave the mixture to cool further until it forms soft peaks, then spread over the top and side of the cake using a palette knife.
  6. Last but not least, decorate the top of the cake with white chocolate curls, sugared rose petals, if you like, and a light dusting of icing sugar.

Gregg’s Tip:

The sugared rose petals decorating this cake enhance the subtle rosewater flavouring. To make, lightly brush fresh rose petals with beaten egg white and dust them with caster sugar. Leave to dry on non-stick greaseproof paper for 1–2 hours before using.

White Chocolate Gateau: White Chocolate Day

White Chocolate Gateau: White Chocolate Day.

So what do you think about this White Chocolate Gateau? Do you also fancy making one? Recipe and recipe photography by Divine Chocolate.

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  1. Shannon Williams
    3 October 2018 / 01:46

    Oh my goodness! That sounds and looks so delicious! I’m sending it to my daughter, the cake bakerista!

    • 6 October 2018 / 18:13

      Thanks for the comment Shannon.

  2. 2 October 2018 / 14:01

    Aww, me too. Thanks for stopping by Mollie.

  3. 1 October 2018 / 12:55

    I am such a sucker for white chocolate and this cake looks gorgeous! I think this would be perfect for a shower!


  4. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    28 September 2018 / 08:36

    This would be a great cake to bake for my nan! Very pretty too! xx Maria

  5. helenfern
    24 September 2018 / 15:13

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you every Sunday! Have a wonderful week.

    • 24 September 2018 / 19:26

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen.

  6. 24 September 2018 / 10:34


    What a gorgeous presentation of such a beautiful cake! I’m fairly certain THIS is the sorta cake that I wouldn’t make myself but I wouldn’t mind trying a slice. Would you care to send me a piece? It sure does look good!

    • 24 September 2018 / 19:25

      Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping by. I could pass on somethings but definitely not this.

  7. 24 September 2018 / 01:09

    Yummmm!! White chocolate sounds so good right now.

    • 24 September 2018 / 19:24

      Thanks for stopping by Heather.

  8. Joanne Dewberry
    7 August 2016 / 15:51

    OMG that cake looks amazing! If I tried to make it it would not look like that!

    • 21 August 2016 / 10:50

      Thanks for the comment, Joanna. I bet it would

  9. Beautykinguk
    31 July 2016 / 18:29

    I do love the look of this and I dont even have a sweet tooth really, I am usually more of a savoury kind of person