Italian Cream Cake

1
Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

A delicious cake! I am asked to make this cake on many occasions.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12-16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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    ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
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    ½ cup crisco shortening
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    2 cups granulated sugar
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    5 eggs, separated
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    1 cup buttermilk,room temperture
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    1 teaspoon baking soda
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    2 cups cake flour
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    1 teaspoon vanilla
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    1 cup finely shredded coconut
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    ½ cup chopped pecans
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    cream cheese frosting:
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    1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese
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    ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
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    1 teaspoon vanilla
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    4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
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    ½ cup pecan pieces

How to Make Italian Cream Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and shortening until blended. Add in the sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg yolk. Beat until well blended; about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the cake flour and baking soda alternately with the buttermilk. Add in the vanilla; mix for 1 minute. Stir in the coconut and pecans.
  6. In another bowl, mix egg whites until stiffly beaten. Fold egg whites into the cake batter.
  7. Divide the cake batter into the prepared pans.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. When done, remove from oven and cool cake in the pans for 5-10 minutes; remove cake and cool completely on wire rack. Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting.
  9. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  10. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter until blended.
  11. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  12. Ice the cake, and sprinkle nuts on top.

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About Italian Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American



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