Perfect Italian Cream Cake


Michelle Vincent Recipe

By Michelle Vincent saucypark


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Everyone loves this cake, and can't believe it starts with a mix! The frosting recipe makes a LOT of frosting, as my family likes it decadent! Frosting recipe may be downsized, if you prefer.

Ingredients

1
box white cake mix w/pudding
3
large eggs
1/4 c
oil
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/4 c
buttermilk
3 1/2 oz
shredded coconut
2/3 c
chopped pecans, toasted
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
butter, room temperature
32 oz
confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 3 9" pans, or you may use 8" pans for a taller cake, if you prefer.
2
Combine first 5 ingredients and mix at medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.
3
Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour into prepared pans. If using 9" pans, batter will be spread fairly thin. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until cakes test done. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
4
For frosting, combine cream cheese and butter and mix until well blended.
5
Gradually add confectioners sugar as you mix. Mix until fluffy frosting consistency. Add vanilla and blend well.
6
Frost between layers, sides, and top of cake. Garnish with toasted pecan halves, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Collection: Easter Treats


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14 Comments

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Katina Martin katina806
Apr 20, 2015
Betty Crocker has a cake mix that includes the pudding in the mix. I found it at the grocery store In my town.
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Michelle Vincent saucypark
Jun 4, 2014
Marieann, I'm sure that would work well. I read a comment earlier where Lele said that she added an extra egg-I think that would probably work well, too. Good luck!
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Michelle Vincent saucypark
Jun 4, 2014
Susan, I'm so glad you liked it! That's funny that you said "reunion cake". I've taken this cake to family reunions for years now, and wouldn't dream of going without it! My son is graduating from high school this weekend, and I've been baking this in batches of cupcakes for weeks now and freezing them. I've thawed out a few just to make sure they would taste the way I wanted them to, and they froze beautifully. Just FYI if you ever want to make these as cupcakes.
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Marieann Johansen blstranger
Jun 3, 2014
If I don't have the cake mix with the pudding do you think I could just add a box of instant pudding mix?