Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttercream Cake

Put a spectacular spin on strawberry shortcake with a buttercream frosting featuring rich white chocolate.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Cake

1/2
box butter recipe yellow cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/2
cup water
3
tablespoons butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg

Filling and Topping

8
oz white chocolate baking bars or squares, chopped
2
tablespoons butter, cut into pieces, softened
2/3
cup whipping cream
2
cups fresh whole strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom and side of 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, 3 tablespoons butter, the almond extract and egg with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place white chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in medium metal bowl. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat just to boiling. Immediately pour hot cream over white chocolate and butter. Let stand about 5 minutes or until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Let stand until room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • 5 Beat cooled white chocolate mixture on high speed until fluffy.
  • 6 Cut cake horizontally in half, using long, sharp knife. On serving plate, place 1 layer, cut side up. Spread with 1/2 of the filling; top with 1/2 of the strawberries. Add remaining cake layer, cut side down. Spread remaining filling over top of cake; top with remaining strawberries. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    32g
    32%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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