Layers of zesty lemon, sweet raspberry and luscious white chocolate combine for an extra-dreamy dessert that is sure to delight and dazzle.
1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 1/2 cups butter, at room temp.
6 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 bars (4 oz. each) white chocolate, melted
2 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
2/3 cup raspberry jam
3/4 cup lemon curd
1 lb. fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease three 9" round cake pans. Prepare cake mix as package directs, adding 2 tsp. lemon zest. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake 15 min. or until done. Let cakes cool in pans completely.
Using mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar 3 min. or until combined. Beat in chocolate, cream, vanilla extract and 2 tsp. lemon juice 2 min. or until light and fluffy, adding additional heavy cream if needed.
Place first cake layer on serving platter. Spread with 3⁄4 cup frosting, then raspberry jam. Add second cake layer. Spread with 3⁄4 cup frosting, then lemon curd. Add remaining cake layer. Lightly coat cake with 1 cup frosting. Chill 15 min. or until set.
Divide remaining frosting between pastry bag fitted with round tip (like Wilton #7) and pastry bag fitted with ribbon tip (like Wilton #47). Pipe basket--weave design onto cake using our guide below. Pipe border around top of cake. Arrange strawberries and raspberries on top of cake. Garnish with flowers, if desired.
Active time: 20 min.
Total time: 1 hr.
The perfect basket weave—easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Pipe first vertical line
Using the pastry bag fitted with a round tip, pipe a vertical line that runs from top to bottom onto the side of the lightly frosted cake.
2. Pipe horizontal lines
Using the pastry bag fitted with a ribbon tip, pipe horizontal lines about 1" apart (or the width of the tip) that overlap the first vertical line.
3. Create woven effect
Pipe horizontal and vertical lines over every other line, making sure to alternate with each row to create woven effect on outside of cake.
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