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Favorite Italian Cream Cake Recipe
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Favorite Italian Cream Cake Recipe

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Marilyn Morel KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil a Grazi!” (Thanks a million.) Pecan lovers will eagerly accept a second slice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 845 calories, 50 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 158 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 93 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans and coconut.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Press pecans onto sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Cream Cake in Country October/November 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 845 calories, 50 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 158 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 93 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

fantastic! making again soon!

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

This was a big hit at my Mama's birthday. Everyone loved it. It was delicious and the layers were fluffy.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

My sister in law made this for my mommy's birthday and it was delicious!! I cant' wait until we have another birthday.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

My sister-in-law made this cake to surprise my Mommy for her birthday,and It was the best cake I have ever tasted!

1 Samuel.8:13 And he will take your daughters to be confectioneries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

My brothers talk about this cake everyday.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

My sister-in-law made this cake to surprise my Mommy for her birthday,and It was the best cake I have ever tasted!

My brothers talk about this cake everyday.

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