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White Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 30
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts / Pecans


1/4  pound  White chocolate, melted
1  cup  Butter
1  cup  Sugar
4    Egg yolks
1  tablespoon  Vanilla
2 1/2  cups  Cake flour
1  tablespoon  Baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Buttermilk
1  cup  Pecans, chopped
1  cup  Coconut flakes, optional
4    Egg whites
1  cup  Sugar

1/4  pound  White chocolate, melted
2 1/2  tablespoons  Flour
1  cup  Milk
1  cup  Butter
1  cup  Sugar
1 1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla

1. Melt chocolate over hot, not boiling water. Cool slightly and add vanilla. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add chocolate. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pecans and coconut (optional). Mix only enough to blend. Whip egg whites and sugar to a soft peak. Gently fold whipped egg whites into chocolate mixture. Pour into a 9x13 pan or 2 8" round pans. Bake at 350~ for 40-45 minutes or until done.

2. White Chocolate Icing: In medium saucepan combine melted chocolate and flour (all-purpose). Blend in milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Cool completely. In large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add completely cooled chocolate mixture. Beat until well blend. Do not over-mix or it will become soupy. Spread between layers, on top and on sides of cake. Sprinkle cake with coconut or with anything else that you like.

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