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Fruit-Filled White Cake

 Fruit-Filled White Cake
Your guests may think this dessert is too pretty to eat, but the flavorful cake, fluffy frosting and fun fruit filling will tempt them into changing their minds. A generous slice is a delightful end to any meal.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • FILLING/TOPPING:
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg whites, two at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately
  • with milk.
  • Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks.

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Fruit-Filled White Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a bowl, beat topping mix and milk on high speed for 4 minutes or
  • until thickened. Combine melted chips and jam; gradually beat into
  • topping. Set aside 1 cup for filling. Cover and chill remaining
  • mixture for 20 minutes or until it reaches spreading consistency.
  • Add pineapple and strawberries to reserved filling. Place one cake
  • layer on a serving plate; spread with fruit mixture. Top with
  • remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with chilled
  • topping. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 433 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.