White Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake

Strawberries and a cream-cheese frosting top a moist layer cake that starts with a simple white cake mix.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) white chocolate chunks
1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
egg whites
6
tablespoons butter, melted
1/4
cup seedless strawberry jam
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
6
fresh whole strawberries, halved
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9- or 8-inch round pans. Place 3/4 cup of the white chocolate chunks in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on Medium (50%) 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once halfway through cooking time. Stir until smooth.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cake mix, buttermilk, vanilla and egg whites; beat at low speed about 30 seconds to mix. Gradually beat in melted butter. Drizzle melted white chocolate into bowl, beating at medium speed 2 minutes, thoroughly scraping side and bottom of bowl once halfway through beating. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake until tops spring back when touched lightly in center. Bake 9-inch pans 25 to 30 minutes, 8-inch pans 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place remaining 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on Medium (50%) 3 to 6 minutes or until melted, stirring once halfway through cooking time. Stir until smooth. Cool completely, about 35 minutes.
  • 5 Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with strawberry jam. Top with remaining cake layer.
  • 6 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until soft and fluffy. Add cooled melted white chocolate; beat until of soft spreading consistency. Immediately frost side and top of cake. Arrange strawberry halves on top of cake around edge. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    495
    (
    Calories from Fat
    235),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    49g
    49%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    16%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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