ITALIAN CREAM CAKE (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

OMG, This cake is to die for. Bet you can't eat just one bite !!!

This is a recipe you will want to save for a special holiday.


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Serves:

yield is 12 slices

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

3 c
shaved coconut
1 c
finely chopped pecans
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening
1-1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
5 large
eggs, separated
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk
1 c
sweetened flaked coconut

CARAMEL FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

1 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c
heavy cream
4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp
vanilla extract

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

1/4 c
softened butter
8 oz
softened cream cheese
2 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
NOTE: IT IS MUCH MORE EFFICIENT IF YOU PERFORM ALL THESE TASKS BEFORE BEGINNING

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Grease and flour three each 9" cake pans, set aside

Sift flour and baking soda together, set aside

Separate whites and yolks of eggs into 2 different bowls, set aside

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (one for pecans and one for coconut)

Finely chop pecans in food processor or by hand
2
Place shaved coconut in a single layer on baking sheet

Place chopped pecans on second baking sheet

Bake coconut and pecans at the same time for 5 to 7 minutes until coconut is toasted and pecans are lightly toasted and fragrant

Stir once to expose all sides of coconut and pecans

Remove from oven and set aside
3
Mix butter and shortening on medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy

Gradually add sugars (brown and granulated) to butter, beating well until creamy
4
Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition until blended

Continue beating while you add the vanilla

Turn off mixer temporarily
5
Stir toasted pecans into flour mixture, reserving 1 tablespoon of pecans for garnish
6
While beating butter mixture at low speed, add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately into butter mixture, ending with flour mixture.

Stir in one cup sweetened coconut

Turn off mixer and wash beaters thoroughly for next process. Make sure all grease is removed from beaters if you plan to re-use them.

You can use another mixer if available. (I have several sets of beaters for just this reason).
7
Beat egg whites in large chilled mixing bowl at high speed until stiff peaks form.

Turn off mixer

Fold stiff egg whites into cake batter

Pour equal amounts of batter into each of the three greased and floured 9" round cake pans
8
Bake at 350º for 23-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes

Remove from pans onto wire rack to completely cool
9
Prepare Caramel frosting (instruction below) and immediately spead between layers and on top of cake

Prepare Cream cheese frosting (instructions below) and spread over sides of cake

Press 3 cups of toasted shaved coconut onto sides of cake

Sprinkle reserved pecans over top of cake.
10
CARAMEL FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Place butter and brown sugar in heavy sauce pan over medium heat

Bring to rolling boil

Stir in heavy cream and bring back to boil

Remove from heat

Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium speed using whisk attachment on mixer

Beat until thickened (about 8 minutes) Do not overbeat or it will set up.

If frosting does set up (gets too hard to spread), thin out adding 1 teaspoon hot water at a time until desired spreading consistency is reached.
11
BUTTER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until mixture is creamy

Sift powdered sugar in another bowl, then begin adding it to butter/cheese mixture while continuing to beat at low speed with mixer until well blended.

Add vanilla and continue beating until vanilla is blended into frosting

Use immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #coconut, #holiday, #caramel