Saturday, October 22, 2011

White Chocolate German Chocolate Cake

Family tradition is that on your birthday you get to chose the meal. #1 Son turned 28 this week, which is getting kinda weird since I am still 29 right? Anyway, he has a serious fondness for white chocolate, and loves German Chocolate Cake, so he asked if I could make a White Chocolate German Chocolate cake. Challenge accepted, see what you think!

White Chocolate German Chocolate Cake:


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    For the cake:.
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    Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds and preheat oven to 350°F
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    Lightly butter the bottom and sides of three 8-inch.
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    round cake pans. Line the pans with parchment paper. Dust the bottom and sides with flour; tap out the excess.
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    Into a medium bowl, sift the cake flour and the baking soda. Using an electric mixer set at medium.

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    speed, cream the butter and the sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in one egg yolk at a time blending well after each addition. Beat in the melted white chocolate mixture and the vanilla. At low speed, blend in the sifted flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk; do not.

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    overbeat. Fold in the coconut and pecans.

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    Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Blend 1/3 of the egg whites into the cake mixture to lighten it; carefully fold in the remaining egg whites. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.

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    Bake until the cake springs back when touched in the center and a cake tester inserted in the center of the pans comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.
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    Transfer the cakes in the pans to wire racks and.
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    cool 10 minutes. Invert the cakes onto the wire racks, carefully peel off the parchment paper, and cool completely.
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    For the frosting:.
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    In a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not let mixture boil fast; lower the heat if necessary.
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    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, pecans, and coconut.
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    Place the saucepan into a bowl filled with ice and stir constantly until the frosting is cool and slightly thickened.

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    Place a cake layer on a serving platter. Spread 1/4 of the frosting evenly over the cake layer,.
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    making sure to spread it all the way to the edges.
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    Top with the second layer, and spread with 1/4 of the.
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    frosting. Top with the third cake layer. Evenly frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

I didn't have Baker's white chocolate at my grocery store, so I Googled it, and you can substitute 1/3 cup white chocolate chips for 2 ounces of white chocolate. Next time I will use the real thing. In the recipe where it says the chocolate is melted in the water, you actually put the chocolate IN the water. Many of the comments on the white chocolate cake recipe I used said to make the cake a day ahead to enhance the flavor, so that is what I did. As I mentioned above, I doubled the frosting, but I hate skimpy frosting. 

The suspense is over. #1 son gave the cake a five star review. He says it was the most delicious cake he has ever had. Whew, all the dirty dishes were worth it then!
p.s. Just a little extra tidbit before I publish, I made this on Friday, and as of Monday morning, this cake just keeps getting better! I would definitely say the white chocolate flavor becomes more pronounced as it ages!
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