Heavenly White Chocolate Cake

Heavenly White Chocolate Cake
     A few days ago I was thinking about how good my white chocolate brownies taste. I wasn’t in the mood for brownies though; I was in the mood for cake. I did an online search for white chocolate cakes and ended up with ingredients like buttermilk and heavy cream that I didn’t have in the house. Therefore, I decided to make up my own recipe for a white chocolate cake.
     Starting with my white chocolate brownie recipe and using some yellow cake recipes for guidance, I came up with my own version. I used cake flour because of its low protein content and lighter texture. The addition of extra baking powder made the product rise more. A little extra milk kept it moist. I also added more extracts to give it some zing.
      This cake has a definite white chocolate flavor to it with a smooth texture. It is heavier than a boxed cake mix, but homemade cakes usually are. Very rich and delicious, I was pleased with the results. Why else would I call it “heavenly”?
Melting the white chocolate chips and butter together over low heat
Remove from heat once the mixture is almost smooth and then continue stirring.
Before going into the oven
Nice and puffed up after 30 minutes in the oven
Making the frosting
Letting the frosting set


Heavenly White Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 8
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup high quality white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1& ¾ cups cake flour
  • 1&1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
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  • 6 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 & ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup high quality white chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. First make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt white chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in milk, extracts, eggs, and sugar. Mix very well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased 9" round cake pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Cool a few minutes and then frost.
  5. Make the boiled white chocolate frosting: In a small saucepan bring milk, butter, and sugar to a rolling boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  6. Immediately stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue stirring until mixture is smooth.
  7. Pour over warm cake and let set.

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