Freda's Italian Cream Cake

Linda Griffith

By
@sothernladee

I love this recipe. My sister in law used to make this whenever we went home to Southern Illinois to visit my husband's sisters and brothers. I always loved it. I've never been able to make it as well as Freda but this recipe is a close second. If you are looking down from heaven, Freda, I have named this cake for you.


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Serves:

10 to 12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
crisco shortening
2 c
sugar
1 stick
butter
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
baking soda
5 large
eggs
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
coconut
1 c
pecans, chopped

FROSING

1 stick
butter, softened
1 box
cream cheese, 8oz., softened
1 box
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream Crisco, butter and sugar together. Separate eggs and add the five yolks, one at a time. Add dry ingredients along with buttermilk. Stir in nuts. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in three greased and floured 9 inch cake pans for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before removing from pans and placing on wire cake rakes to cool completely.
2
Icing: Warm butter and cream cheese to room temperature. Mix with remaining ingredients until smooth. Frost cake and decorate with pecans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes