Rose and White Chocolate Cake

This heavenly cake is my ode to winter love...

I'm usually much more of a night owl, but I find that there is just something about a crisp, quiet winter morning that is so romantic.  I can get lost in the stillness before the city wakes up or the calm of a beautiful winter wonderland.  Add in a bit of sun, and I'm smitten.  With the occasional peak of sun shinning in my neck of the woods and Valentine's Day just a couple days away, love is definitely in the air.  Sure most of you might think spring and rejuvenation sing the song of love more than the cold, but being all bundled up, scarf tied, and hot tea in hand makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Complete this scene with a slice of Rose and White Chocolate Cake and it's like a dream.

Don't get me wrong, I love a nice and decadent dessert or chocolate-dipped strawberry from time to time, but this light and airy cake is a bit more feminine and romantic.  Nothing says love like petal pink and roses, right?  This cake is frosted in smooth rose-flavored buttercream.  It is silky with subtly sweet and floral accents.  The white chocolate cake is light yet velvety.  It is a butter-based cake with great depth of flavor from the white chocolate.  This cake is not dripping with caramel or smothered in crushed cookies, as the flavors really do speak for themselves.  With a smooth finish and sugar pearl accents, the design is as chic and sophisticated as the flavors.  Enjoy a slice with your morning tea or share with a loved for Valentine's Day.

Rose Buttercream
6 ounce egg whites
2 cups sugar
3 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rose extract or 1 tablespoon rose water- or to taste pink food gel color (optional)

For the full recipe, head over to The Cake Blog!