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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.
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
cup water
tablespoons butter, softened
teaspoon almond extract
Filling and Topping
oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, chopped
tablespoons butter, cut into pieces, softened
cup whipping cream
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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