This moist three-layer cake will shine at even the most elegant parties. It's frosted with a mixture of cream cheese and white chocolate.

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White Three-Layer Butter Cake

Ingredients

Directions

  • Grease and lightly flour three 8x1-1/2-inch or 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar and the vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add the flour mixture alternately with half-and-half to creamed mixture, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined.

  • Clean beaters. In another large bowl, beat egg whites on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 1 cup sugar and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold the egg whites, about 1/4 at a time, into creamed mixture. (If necessary, transfer mixture into a larger bowl.)

  • Divide mixture into prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 30 minutes for 8-inch rounds and about 25 minutes for 9-inch rounds or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean*. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove the layers from the pans and completely cool on wire racks.

  • Frost with Unforgettable White Chocolate Frosting. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Makes 16 servings.

*

If necessary, refrigerate one filled cake pan while baking the other two cake layers.

Nutrition Facts (White Three-Layer Butter Cake)

671 calories; 45 g total fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 473 mg sodium. 61 g carbohydrates;

Unforgettable White Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, melt white chocolate over low heat. Cool until slightly warm. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add butter pieces to cream cheese; beat until fluffy. Gradually add cooled chocolate, beating until well blended.

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