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Italian Cream Cake

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients for cake
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 cups flaked coconut (depending on taste)
  • 1 to 2 cups chopped pecans (depending on taste)
  • Frosting Recipe
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Details

Adapted from momsmutterings.blogspot.de

Preparation

Step 1


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease three 9 inch, round cake pans. Combine soda and buttermilk.

2.Cream sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup oil and shortening. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix buttermilk mixture alternately with flour into creamed mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

3.Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites. Stir in 1 cup pecans and coconut.

4.Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes,

5.Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans.

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