Perfect Italian Cream Cake

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
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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

The Cook

Michelle Vincent Recipe
Full Flavored
Louisville, KY (pop. 2.3M)
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Member Since Mar 2011
Michelle's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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.
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user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - May 22, 2011
oh wow this looks incredible!
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - May 22, 2011
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user Lele Oakley lisaoakley - Nov 4, 2011
I have been looking for a similar recipe that I made last year for my brother's birthday and haven't been able to find it. So glad you posted this and I'm making it Saturday again for brother's birthday.

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