Sunday, May 15, 2016

#3858 - Premiere White Chocolate Cake

(by Shirley McNevich)

1/4lb. good quality white chocolate (DO NOT USE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR CANDY MELTS or you will be disappointed)
1 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 TBSP vanilla
2 1/2 cups CAKE flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup pecans (chopped after measuring)--OPTIONAL
1 cup Baker's angelflake coconut--OPTIONAL
4 egg whites
1 cup white sugar

Break the white chocolate into small pieces. Melt the white chocolate pieces in a double boiler, then cool slightly and add the vanilla--stir well. In a mixer add butter and 1 cup white sugar--beat. Add egg yolks--beat. Add melted white chocolate--beat. Into a bowl sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt--stir with a whisk. Add buttermilk to the cake flour mixture--stir with a whisk. Slowly add cake flour/buttermilk mixture to batter while beating. Remove bowl from mixer--add chopped pecans (optional) and coconut (optional)--stir to mix. In a mixer add the egg whites and 1 cup white sugar--beat until soft peaks form. Add egg white mixture to the batter--stir to mix. Pour batter into a greased 9 x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees 35-40 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool completely. Frost as desired.

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