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White Christmas Cake Recipe
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White Christmas Cake Recipe

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"Wow!" is the reaction from family and guests when they see and taste this lovely three-layer cake from Nancy Reichert. "White chocolate, coconut and pecans make the cake so delicious," notes the Thomasville, Georgia cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces white candy coating or vanilla or white chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 831 calories, 44 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 154 mg cholesterol, 421 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in candy coating until melted. Cool for 20 minutes. Line three greased 8-in. square baking dishes with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Beat in coating and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Stir in the coconut and pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into the batter.
  3. Pour into prepared dishes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from dishes to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light. Add confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as White Christmas Cake in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 831 calories, 44 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 154 mg cholesterol, 421 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

This cake is a rare treasure for take and appeal. My family went wild for this over the holidays. We are making it a new holiday tradition. The effort in making the cake is well worth the effort. I did not change anything. I did use my own vanilla I make from vanilla beans.

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