Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend your own touch to this signature treat. —Lisa Bogar, Coventry, Vermont

Directions Separate eggs; let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper and grease the paper; set aside. Preheat oven to 350°....

  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Cooking time: 35 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • SWISS BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • GARNISH:
  • Additional sliced fresh strawberries

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