Special Occasion Cake
Wedding Cake Recipe

Special Occasion Cake

Creme de cacao, chocolate buttercream and white chocolate frosting make this three tier cake perfect for special occasions.

12
servings
1 hr
PREP TIME
1 hr 50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only)

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons creme de cacao

Filling

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 ounces white, chocolate, melted cooled

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

White and dark chocolate leaves

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour three (8-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients except creme de cacao in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until all ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into prepared pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy.

  6. STEP 6

    Place 1 layer on serving plate. Poke top of cake all over with fork; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons creme de cacao. Spread with 1/2 filling. Place second cake layer on top. Poke top of cake all over with fork; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons creme de cacao. Spread with remaining filling. Place third cake layer on top. Poke top of cake all over with fork; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons creme de cacao. Frost entire cake with frosting. If desired, garnish with chocolate leaves.

Tip #1

Three (9-inch) round cake pans can be substituted for three (8-inch) round cake pans. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition

510Calories
20Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
300Sodium (mg)
76Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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  February 11, 2010

I cannot fully give this a five because I needed to do some alterations to make this a low sugar white cake. I substituted splenda sugar in place of regular sugar. I added 3/4 cup non fat dry milk powder and 1/12 teaspoons of baking soda. compared to 2 other recipes I found on the internet this came out the best. If anyone else has a good sugar free recipe that they would like to share I would appreciate it. This particular cake had to be white. So it was more difficult to find a recipe that worked.

— says sandra
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