Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake will simply melt in your mouth. I used to save my pennies to get to buy one at Larry's House of cakes in Marion, Illinois, but found this recipe in a church cook book. I tried it and it is yummy! Thanks to a lady named Ruth Ann Riddle--it tastes like Larry's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine baking soda and buttermilk; set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff; then cream sugar, oleo and shortening.
  3. Add egg yolks, one at a time; beat well.
  4. Add buttermilk and flour, a little at a time.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Fold all of this mixture into the egg whites.
  7. Add coconut and nuts.
  8. Bake in 3 (8-inch) pans at 325° for 25 minutes or longer if needed.
  9. Ice with Philadelphia Cream Cheese Icing.
  10. Combine all icing ingredients and mix well.
  11. Ice cake and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This cake is excellent. However, reading the recipe was a little confusing. Now I am not Betty Crocker mind you but I beat the egg whites and then put everything else in without mixing the other ingred. and then folding them into the eggs. And I only had 4 eggs. I didn't think it would rise. It took 55 minutes (I turned the oven down a little after 35 minutes). The cake turned out fine. It is EXCELLENT!

Wendy2 February 20, 2002

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