The Cake Slice: White Chocolate Layer Cake

December 20, 2009 at 1:11 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, the cake slice | 20 Comments

white chocolate layer cake

As I type, we are in the midst of the first big winter snowstorm here in NYC…so it seems only appropriate that I share with you this white-on-white White Chocolate Layer Cake chosen by the Cake Slice Bakers this month.  I’m not super keen on white chocolate, so I probably would have bypassed this recipe if not for the group, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  It’s the toothachey sweetness that really bugs me about white chocolate, but for every element of white chocolate here (it’s in both the cake and the frosting), there is an element of tanginess to balance it out.  For the cake, it’s buttermilk.  For the frosting, it’s cream cheese.  The cake is moist and soft, and c’mon, let’s face it…cream cheese icing would make pretty much anything taste good…so whats not to like here?

Here’s a printable link to the recipe.  Or get your hands on a copy of Southern Cakes by Nancie McDermott.  Cruise through the list of The Cake Slice Bakers to check out all of our white chocolate cakes this month!


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  1. Cream cheese does make everything better! I wouldnt have picked this cake either but, I did like it quite a bit!

  2. Mmm… that looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of white chocolate, and white chocolate/cream-cheese icing sounds even better!

    xox Sarah

  3. Gorgeous cake!

  4. Great job on your cake to end the year. I too am not keen on white chocolate but like you, this cake really surprised me. In fact I liked it a lot and will probably bake this again some time. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Wow! I prefer dark chocolate myself but I can’t deny that this looks gorgeously delicious. You used a healthy amount of frosting in the layers too! 🙂

  6. That looks fabulous- perfect for a white christmas! Enjoy!

  7. This cake looks so tall, I like how the edges look all smooth and neat with the sprinkles being scattered over the top. We don’t see enough white chocolate cakes!

  8. I’m glad to hear this cake isn’t as sweet as last month’s (I’m a little delinquent in making it!). I hadn’t thought about how the buttermilk and cream cheese would interact with the white chocolate, but now I’m looking forward to making it. Yours looks like a wonderful Christmas cake!

  9. Oh I love your cakes, all of them look delicious, and this one is not different, great job 🙂

  10. Awesome cake. I loved how tender it was too.

  11. BEAUUUUTIFUL festive cake!!

    Hang in there with the snow!!

    Wait a minute… you’re in NYC?? How did I not know this already?! 😀

  12. I am with you. Typically don’t like white chocolate cakes, and avoid them if possible. It’s nice to do something, however, and be suprised. That’s the beauty of online baker clubs!

  13. WOL = “Whoaing out loud”! This looks amazing!!!

  14. Your cake looks gorgeous and very fluffy layers. Like the simpe yet stylish decoration

  15. Thanks for the link to the cake. I love white chocolate.

  16. This looks amazing! Fabulous cake.

  17. Mmm wow this looks so a rich and delicious cake! Yum! Great job!!

  18. Your cake looks beautiful! I’m not a fan of white chocolate, too but this one is good with the addition of cream cheese. Happy Holidays!

  19. You’re right Steph. Cream cheese frosting does make everything taste good. It can do no evil.

  20. I have the cookbook with this recipe, but I still printed it from your blog for inspiration cus your cake just looks so divine and delicious

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