Freda's Italian Cream Cake

Linda Griffith


I love this recipe. My sister in law used to make this whenever we went home to Southern Illinois to visit my husband's sisters and brothers. I always loved it. I've never been able to make it as well as Freda but this recipe is a close second. If you are looking down from heaven, Freda, I have named this cake for you.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 to 12
20 Min
30 Min


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1/2 c
crisco shortening
2 c
1 stick
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
5 large
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
1/2 tsp
2 c
1 c
pecans, chopped


1 stick
butter, softened
1 box
cream cheese, 8oz., softened
1 box
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1 c

How to Make Freda's Italian Cream Cake


  • 1Cream Crisco, butter and sugar together. Separate eggs and add the five yolks, one at a time. Add dry ingredients along with buttermilk. Stir in nuts. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in three greased and floured 9 inch cake pans for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before removing from pans and placing on wire cake rakes to cool completely.
  • 2Icing: Warm butter and cream cheese to room temperature. Mix with remaining ingredients until smooth. Frost cake and decorate with pecans.

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About Freda's Italian Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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