and before she starts her new job next week.
Since she wasn't home for her birthday in March
I promised to make her traditional
birthday cake when she came home.
Kate's cake of choice is the "Love Cake" (p.184)
which is a White Chocolate Cake.
The book gives directions for making
a single layer, heart shaped cake,
but I made a two layer round one.
and 6 ozs white chocolate finely chopped,
(do not use morsels, but rather a baking bar)
in a small saucepan over low heat.
Cook, stirring, until both have melted,
3 to 4 minutes.
Place 1 pkg (18.25 ozs) plain white cake mix,
1 c. whole milk
3 large eggs
2 t. pure vanilla extract
melted butter & white chocolate mixture
into a large mixing bowl.
Blend with electric mixer on low speed for
Scrape down sides of bowl and
beat another 2 minutes on medium speed
until all ingredients are blended.
Divide the batter between two greased
and floured 9-inch pans.
Bake until light brown
at 350 degrees, for approximately 27-30 minutes.
Cool cakes for 10 minutes, then remove
from pans onto a rack and let them
I use a simple
Butter Cream Frosting
on this cake, not the one given in the book.
3 T. milk
3 c. confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 t. vanilla extract
Place the butter and milk in a mixing bowl.
Place 2 c. of the confectioners' sugar into the bowl.
Mix well with an electric mixer.
Add the remaining 1 c. confectioners' sugar,
add the vanilla, and beat with the mixer
until the frosting is fluffy.
cake plate before frosting the cake?
Place a dollop of frosting on the first layer of cake,
of the cake together.
(Notice my cakes are not straight edged.)
Slip the wax paper out from under the cake.