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White Christmas Cake

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"'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."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in confectionery coating until melted. Cool for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Beat in coating and vanilla. Combine flour 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 three greased and floured 8-in. square baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  2. Combine frosting ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat well. Frost tops of two layers; stack on serving plate with plain layer on top. Frost top and sides of cake.

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Well, "WOW" was definitely the reaction I got from this cake! It's an absolutely delicious white chocolate cake! It's definitely moist from the buttermilk and amount of eggs. It's also very, ve...

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I have to give this only 3 stars because I have had to turn it into a Triffle due to each layer sticking to the pan. I followed the directions exactlly, let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minu...

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Well, "WOW" was definitely the reaction I got from this cake! It's an absolutely delicious white chocolate cake! It's definitely moist from the buttermilk and amount of eggs. It's also very, ve...

Great cake. Used it for a wedding cake and people raved about it. Since I was using it for a large group of people, I omitted the coconut and pecans and it still turned out wonderful.

This cake is FANTASTIC. It's reminds me of carrot cake -- but without the spices. The other reviewer described it as dense. Well, it's as dense as carrot cake can be, but it's not a BAD dense. ...

this is my mom's absolute *favorite* cake! its very dense and delicous, i make it every Christmas.

When I made this recipe, I got the following response: "Amazing." The cake was absolutely scrumptious and the frosting was delicious. I poured the batter into a (well-greased-and-floured) 11x...

I have to give this only 3 stars because I have had to turn it into a Triffle due to each layer sticking to the pan. I followed the directions exactlly, let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minu...

Excellent! I used round pans instead as I didn't have square pans and it worked just as well. I also found that I had mixed everything and then went to put the flour in only to realize I didn'...

This recipe was great easy to make but I believe it took a little longer in the oven then instructed but it got rave reviews!

This is a great white cake. It does take some work in making it but it is so worth it!