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Another tribute to our forums friends--Michael'sRECSpice cake w/White Chocolat Cream Cheese Frosting

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Posted to Thread #17106 at 11:30 pm on Dec 6, 2009

Spice Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -- plus
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour -- for flouring pans
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup unsalted butter -- (2 sticks) softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs -- room temperature
1 cup milk -- room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting -- (See Recipe)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease with shortening and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

Cream butter in bowl of mixer. Add sugar and beat, scraping sides, until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Scrape down bowl as needed.

Combine milk and vanilla. Add 1/3 of sifted dry ingredients to mixer set on low. Add 1/2 of milk mixture and continue to beat. Alternate adding rest of dry ingredients by thirds with milk, finishing with dry ingredients. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

Divide batter evenly between the two floured pans. Smooth surface with spatula, moving batter evenly to the sides of the pans.

Bake until firm in center and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, or with a crumb or two, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool cakes in pans, on racks, for 5 minutes. Loosen sides with knife, and invert onto greased racks. Flip back over onto greased racks to cool completely, right side up, about one hour.

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S(Forum Member):
"Michael in Phnix"


White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

3/4 stick unsalted butter -- (6 tbsp) room temperature
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese -- room temperature
1 11-ounce bag white chocolate chips -- or equivalent
1 cup powdered sugar -- approx., to taste

Melt white chocolate in microwave, or in double boiler. Let cool to almost room temperature.

Cream butter and cream cheese on high speed of electric mixer using beater paddle (not the whisk).

Add melted white chocolate and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Blend on low speed to mix in sugar, then on high speed for one minute. Taste. Add more sugar if frosting is not sweet enough for your taste. Once you have adjusted the taste, beat at high speed until fluffy.


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