Friday, February 8, 2013

Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Cake


Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Cake

Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Cake
Put a spectacular spin on strawberry shortcake with a buttercream frosting featuring rich white chocolate.
                   
              
8servings
 
Cake
1/2
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/2
cup water
3
tablespoons butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
 
Filling and Topping
8
oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, chopped
2
tablespoons butter, cut into pieces, softened
2/3
cup whipping cream
2
cups fresh whole strawberries, thinly sliced
 
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom and side of 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, 3 tablespoons butter, the almond extract and egg with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, place white chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in medium metal bowl. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat just to boiling. Immediately pour hot cream over white chocolate and butter. Let stand about 5 minutes or until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Let stand until room temperature, about 1 hour.
  5. Beat cooled white chocolate mixture on high speed until fluffy.
  6. Cut cake horizontally in half, using long, sharp knife. On serving plate, place 1 layer, cut side up. Spread with 1/2 of the filling; top with 1/2 of the strawberries. Add remaining cake layer, cut side down. Spread remaining filling over top of cake; top with remaining strawberries. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
This is the perfect cake to make and enjoy with freshly picked strawberries.
This recipe is a twist on the all-time favorite Strawberry Shortcake. White chocolate adds an unexpected special touch.
Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 230):
  • 1 Starch;
  • 0 Fruit;
  • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
  • 0 Skim Milk;
  • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
  • 0 Milk;
  • 0 Vegetable;
  • 0 Very Lean Meat;
  • 0 Lean Meat;
  • 0 High-Fat Meat;
  • 5 Fat;

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