Mrs. Dowell's Italian Creme Cake

Mrs. Dowell's Italian Creme Cake

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Laura Spencer-Whitacre


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
25 Min


  • 5 large
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour, sifted 2 times
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (i use pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract

  • 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

How to Make Mrs. Dowell's Italian Creme Cake


  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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About Mrs. Dowell's Italian Creme Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: For Kids

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