Nanny's Italian Cream Cake

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Mollie Hubenak

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@WithLoveFromMimi

My grandmother has made this cake since I was a little girl. For our birthdays, she would always make us the cake of our choice. This was ALWAYS my choice. I surprised her one year and made her one, and she was so excited! Mine was as good as hers, if not better. Shhh!! Yes, that is her in the background. She wouldn't get out of the kitchen, even on her birthday.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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CAKE

1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
5 large
eggs, separated
1 c
pecans, in pieces
2 c
flour
2 c
sugar
1 stick
butter, softened
1/2 c
crisco
1 tsp
pure mexican vanilla
1 can(s)
angel flake coconut

ICING

1 stick
butter, softened
1 pkg
cream cheese (8 oz)
1 tsp
pure mexican vanilla
1 lb
powdered sugar
1 c
pecans, in pieces

How to Make Nanny's Italian Cream Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1CAKE:
    Preheat oven to 325 degreees. Beat egg whites and set aside.
  • 2Add soda to buttermilk and set aside.
  • 3Cream sugar, Crisco and butter. Add egg yolks; beat well. Add buttermilk, flour and vanilla.
  • 4Fold in egg whites, then pecans, then coconut.
  • 5Pour into 3 round (greased & floured)cake pans.
  • 6Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  • 7ICING:
    Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Stir in pecans.

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About Nanny's Italian Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian




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