Perfect Italian Cream Cake

1
Michelle Vincent

By
@saucypark

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

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

How to Make Perfect Italian Cream Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 3 9" pans, or you may use 8" pans for a taller cake, if you prefer.
  • 2Combine first 5 ingredients and mix at medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.
  • 3Stir 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.
  • 4For frosting, combine cream cheese and butter and mix until well blended.
  • 5Gradually add confectioners sugar as you mix. Mix until fluffy frosting consistency. Add vanilla and blend well.
  • 6Frost between layers, sides, and top of cake. Garnish with toasted pecan halves, if desired.

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About Perfect Italian Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes