This cake has a home-baked look and flavor. Its understated beauty makes this easy recipe perfect for birthdays and other family celebrations.
Butter, buttermilk and melted white chocolate give cake mix a dense, fine texture that resembles a cake made from scratch.
White chocolate baking bars can be used in place of the white chocolate chunks. Chop the baking bars before melting them. Don't be tempted by vanilla chips; chips are developed to hold their shape and firm texture through baking, and this cake tastes best with smooth, creamy, melted white chocolate.
Instead of greasing and flouring the pans, use parchment paper to prevent sticking. Cut rounds of parchment paper to fit the bottom of your pans. There's no need to grease and flour the parchment or the pans; simply loosen the baked cake around the edge with the tip of a sharp knife before turning the cake out onto a rack. Carefully peel back the parchment before assembling the cake.
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