White Chocolate Cake

White Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Cecelia Huddleston


I've had this recipe for years. It's a great cake for a special occasion.

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2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate
1/2 cup hot water
3 egg whites
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped, optional


4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup half & half
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
flaked coconut, optional

How to Make White Chocolate Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour or spray three 8" round cake pans using a baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, combine and sift cake flour, baking soda and baking powder. Melt white chocolate in hot water. Cool. In small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Add melted chocolate. Add buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients. Fold in egg whites. Stir in nuts, coconut and (cherries, optional). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
  • 2White Chocolate Frosting: In medium saucepan, with a wire whisk ,mix flour and half & half until smooth; add white chocolate. Over medium heat, cook stirring constantly until mixture is very thick about 5-10 minutes. Cool completely. In large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat about 3 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add (completely cooled) white chocolate mixture. Beat at high speed until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Spread frosting between layers, on top and sides of cake. If desired, sprinkle cake with coconut.

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About White Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American