Perfect Italian Cream Cake

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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.

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This Italian Cream Cake is so good... it's better than some bakery cakes we've had. The cake is so moist it almost falls apart thanks to the addition of buttermilk. We love the crunch toasted pecans add. The cream cheese frosting is rich, decadent, and the perfect complement to this cake. Don't be stingy on the frosting... the recipe makes a lot so you'll have more than enough. This recipe starts with a boxed cake and is so easy a beginner baker will have success. We added some toasted coconut, along with the suggested pecans, for a pretty presentation. A beautiful cake that's perfect for a holiday, but easy enough to make every day. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    box white cake mix with pudding
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 oz
    shredded coconut (about 1 1/2 cups; 1/2 a 7 oz bag)
  • 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 3 9-inch pans. Or, you may use 8" pans for a taller cake if you prefer.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients.
  3. Mix at medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  5. Pour into prepared pans. If using 9" pans, the batter will be spread fairly thin.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  7. Then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  8. For frosting, combine cream cheese and butter. Mix until well blended.
  9. Gradually add confectioners sugar as you mix. Mix until fluffy frosting consistency. Add vanilla and blend well.
  10. Frost between layers, sides, and top of the cake.
  11. Garnish with toasted pecan halves, if desired.

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About Perfect Italian Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Tastes of the World




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