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Italian Cream Cheese Cake Recipe
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Italian Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

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Buttermilk makes every bite of this awesome dessert moist and flavorful. I rely on this recipe year-round.—Joyce Lutz, Centerview, Missouri
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, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 988 calories, 55 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 119 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat just until combined. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in pecans. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Cream Cheese Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 988 calories, 55 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 119 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

This was delicious! My whole family loved it.

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

Yum! I made this for a co-workers birthday. They loved it! Great cake for something different!

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

I had previously tried another coconut recipe that i loved but this was was the best!

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

I made this for a birthday cake for a friend and everyone loved it. It was a hit and I will absolutely make again for special occasions (as it's pretty naughty in terms of calories... but it's cake and it's delicious and absolutely worth every bite!).

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

I made this recipe exactly as it was written and it was exceptionally good. Got good reviews from everyone who ate some at the party. Would definitely make again as it's a standout among Italian Cream Cake recipes.

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