Italian Cream Cake

Sue Smith Recipe

By Sue Smith Suesmithbaker

I had never tried Italian Cream Cake until a lady in our church in Florida made one. Oh my goodness, it was absolutely delicious! For those of you who like to make your cakes from scratch, and you love coconut and pecans, this cake is heavenly!!! I've included the Cream Cheese Frosting recipe as well.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

ITALIAN CREAM CAKE
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
canola oil
2 c
sugar
5
eggs, separated
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
flour
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
baker's coconut
1/2 c
chopped pecans
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FOR ITALIAN CREAM CAKE
8 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 box
domino's confectioner's sugar (4 cups)
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
(Italian Cream Cake Directions) Cream butter, oil, and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time. Stir baking soda into buttermilk. Add small amount of flour to batter, beating on medium speed, alternating with buttermilk mixture. Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans. Beat egg whites in separate bowl until stiff and fold into cake. Pour into greased and floured 9X13 pan or two 8 or 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 45 minutes or less at 325. (Cake is done when you insert cake tester, or toothpick, and it comes out clean).
2
(Italian Cake Cream Cheese Frosting Directions) Beat cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add pecans. Spread on cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
  • Comments

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    Ch Chamber KarenandRy - Oct 24, 2011
    Oh my, this looks absolutely delicious. I'm making this tomorrow.
  • user
    Joanna Green joannawg - Jan 4, 2012
    I am looking for a good Italian Cream cake to bake for a good friend. I think I'll use this one and I will report back how well it was recieved. Her birthday is in two weeks, so I hope it goes well.
  • user
    Joanna Green joannawg - Jan 4, 2012
    I am looking for a good Italian Cream cake to bake for a good friend. I think I'll use this one and I will report back how well it was recieved. Her birthday is in two weeks, so I hope it goes well.
  • user
    Sue Smith Suesmithbaker - Jan 5, 2012
    You can bake it as a layered cake or a 9x13 cake. We love this recipe and hope you do as well.
  • user
    Joanna Green joannawg - Jan 23, 2012
    I tried this recepie over the weekend, and I can say it was a HUGE hit!