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Special Occasion Cake

Special Occasion Cake

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


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1 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time
12
servings

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 (1 serving)

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