For our feast day treat, we opted for a Bride's Cake with blueberry jam filling and white chocolate frosting. I'm not sure why it's called a bride's cake, but we liked the idea of it since Our Lady is the chaste spouse of the Holy Spirit.
Bride's Cake ~ adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor
1 package plain white cake mix
1 C. whole milk
1 stick butter, melted
3 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 C. blueberry jam
Mix together cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla on low speed for one minute. Scrape bowl and mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes. Pour cake batter into 2 9"inch cake pans that have been greased and floured or sprayed with non-stick spray with flour. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack completely.
White Chocolate Frosting
6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. confectioner sugar
Melt the white chocolate and allow to cool. Beat together cream cheese and butter until blended. Add cooled white chocolate and beat again until blended. Whip for one minute more or until frosting is fluffy.
You should know that this cake will not be a pure white cake and the frosting, depending on the color of your white chocolate will be a very pale yellow.
To decorate our cake, I made a stencil out of cardstock using a fancy font and wrote "Let it be done..." in blue sprinkles. It might have been easier to simply put "fiat" or "yes". If you try this, you should know that your frosting needs to be chilled, but not firm. You will get sprinkles on other parts of your cake and all over your kitchen but it looks pretty when you are finished. The cake, not necessarily your kitchen. Just add some sprinkles of your own so that the ones that got spilled look like they are supposed to be there! : ) The frosting might get roughed up when you pull the card stock stencil away. Just let it chill again and then smooth it out. Since I had some lily lollipops left over, I decided to remove them from their sticks and add them to our cake.
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