Vanilla Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Vanilla Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Bill’s birthday was approaching, and even though I know he’d prefer the most decadent dark chocolate dessert I could create, he always selects a birthday cake that Katie would enjoy. This year, instead of the yellow cake with chocolate icing we’ve had the past 3 or so birthdays, he asked for a white chocolate cake. I decided to convert our favorite white chocolate cupcakes into an 8 inch cake and use the same exquisite Swiss buttercream for icing.  And voila…Vanilla Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream. The cake turned out denser than I expected, but still really tasty…though the true star of the show was the white chocolate icing and jumbo white chocolate curl garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¾ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs whites
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (if you use unsalted just add a pinch of salt)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • White Chocolate Curls
  • 3 ounces of white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of shortening
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake