Mrs. Dowell's Italian Creme Cake

MRS. DOWELL'S ITALIAN CREME CAKE
Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 16
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Ingredients

5 large eggs
1/2 c butter
1/2 c vegetable shortening
2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 c buttermilk
2 c all purpose flour, sifted 2 times
1 c coconut
1 c chopped nuts (i use pecans or walnuts)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 pkg cream cheese, room temperature. 8 oz.
1/2 c butter, room temperature
1 lb powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups)
1 tsp almond extract

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Laura Spencer-Whitacre Recipe
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The Dalles, OR (pop. 13,620)
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Member Since Feb 2011
Laura's notes for this recipe:
this is my favorite recipe for italian creme cake. bakes up beautiful and is so delish. works great for decorating, weddings etc. I hope you will enjoy this version. xoxoxo
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350*.

Separate eggs and beat whites until stiff. Set aside.
2
Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add alternately with flour. Beat well. Add coconut, nuts and extracts.
3
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into 3 9inch baking pans. using 2 cups of batter for each pan.
Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Cool completely, then frost with cream cheese frosting. keep in the frig.

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user Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddbubbles - Aug 7, 2012
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Aug 7, 2012
Thanks for the recipe- too hot to bake now 111^ this week!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Aug 7, 2012
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