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White Chocolate Torte

 White Chocolate Torte
Looking for a change from heavy, chocolate desserts? Try this white chocolate cake! It's wonderfully moist and slices well.
14-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate curls

Directions

  • Line three greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper and
  • grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and

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White Chocolate Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with
  • buttermilk and water, beating well after each addition. Fold in
  • pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks; discard waxed paper.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until
  • fluffy. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners'
  • sugar until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and
  • sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice (calculated without chocolate curls) equals 885 calories, 49 g fat (29 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 491 mg sodium, 103 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.