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White Christmas Cake

 White Christmas Cake
"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.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

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 McCormick® Pure 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  • 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

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White Christmas Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • paper; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.