Cameo Cake Recipe -

Cameo Cake

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"This wonderful white chocolate cake recipe uses buttermilk, white chocolate, and pecans for the cake frosted with a cream cheese and white chocolate frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 3 layer cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Stir together 3 cups flour, white sugar, and soda. Set aside.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cup butter and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and add 4 ounces white chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture; batter will be thin. Dredge pecans in 1/2 cup flour, and fold into batter. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minute. Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  4. To make the frosting: Beat together both packages of cream cheese and 1/3 cup butter until creamy. Blend in melted and cooled white chocolate. Mix in confectioner's sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Frost between layers, and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with additional pecans if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2007

I have made this cake a few times, and it is delicious. It is a little complicated if you are normally a box cake kind of person. I won grand champion at our county fair and it went for big bucks. I have passed this on to many other people and they have all loved it. It doesn't have a strong chocolate taste, but it is wonderful, although a bit pricey for all the ingredients!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2003

A basically good cake but this recipe needs some refinement. I make it yesterday for my boyfriend's birthday... it made a 3-layer cake as the recipe stated and it was a very dense cake.....although moist. The flavour was OK but I feel that it needed more of the white chocolate flavour in the cake itself. The icing was very sweet and also needed more of the white chocolate flavour and a way to cut the almost overpowering sweetness. If I were to make this recipe again I would downsize it to a 2-layer cake... the 3-layer was ungainly to handle and with the three layers, too big a slice for people, even sliced very thin, which was dicfficult to do. Maybe a tube or bundt pan plus cupcakes would be better instead of three layers??? The icing recipe made a lot of icing and I have a bunch left over and I used a lot on the cake too! We love icing! The cake goes well with fresh strawberries but as I discovered yesterday, do not put sliced fresh strawberries between the layers as they cause the cake to slide around! I fed 10 people and have a big chunk leftover but a lot of the pieces had to be thrown out as people could not eat that much cake! Live and learn! I think I might try this one again but on a smaller scale as not to waste these delicious and expensive ingredients!


9 Ratings

Feb 13, 2009

I didn't taste much white chocolate in this cake at all. It was not any thing like I thought it would be, for advanced cooks it would be a fairly simple cake to make althought it was not quick. The cake itself was very dense and resembled a hummingbird cake and the icing tasted more like a cream cheese icing than a mixture of white chocolate and cream cheese. Also the recipe made way more than was needed for the cake.

Jan 09, 2003

I made the cake for one of our employees who was leaving our company and who was also allergic to milk chocolate. This was an excellent cake that everyone loved!

Apr 11, 2004

Everyone loves this cake, white chocolate lover or not!

Feb 01, 2003

I made this cake for mother's day and she LOVED it. It is an excellent mix of nuts and white chocolate

Aug 26, 2008

I made this cake before and it was awesome..yes it's a big cake but it was delicious and well received by my family. Would definately make again.

Feb 19, 2012

This is a big cake like they used to make long time ago. It was delicious although a little dense. I would make it again even though it is a little complicated and time consumming.


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  • Calories
  • 1100 kcal
  • 55%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 148.2 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 53.4 g
  • 82%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 513 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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