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    Italian Cream Cake (old family recipe)

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    45 mins

    Kim D.'s Note:

    This recipe has been in my family for years, and in my opinion is the best Italian Cream Cake! It's very moist and always gets lots of compliments!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. 2
      For cake: Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
    3. 3
      Add egg yolk one at a time, beating after each addition (this is an important step!) Stir in baking soda and buttermilk.
    4. 4
      Add sifted flour into batter, alternating with the buttermilk mixture.
    5. 5
      Add vanilla, coconut and chopped pecans.
    6. 6
      Beat egg whites and fold into batter.
    7. 7
      Pour into a greased and floured 9X 13-inch cake pan for a sheet cake, or two 9-inch round cake pans for a round layered cake.
    8. 8
      Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake tests done.
    9. 9
      Remove from oven, cool completely before frosting.
    10. 10
      For frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter.
    11. 11
      Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and pecans.
    12. 12
      Continue to beat until you get a spreading consistency.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 06, 2008


      I made this recipe today for my mother's 90th birthday cake. This is her favorite cake and I know she will love it. The directions were easy to follow and the cake turned out great. I did add toasted coconut to the icing--just for mom. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on April 18, 2010


      This is also an old family recipe in our family - delicious! My mom makes this for holidays. It disappears quickly!

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    • on April 21, 2009


      What a winner this is! We loved every bite and then some! So easy to make and really delicious! We loved the frosting with this cake. I put chopped nuts on top of the frosting too. Everyone gave compliments they loved it so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Cream Cake (old family recipe)

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 14

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 646.5
    Calories from Fat 339
    Total Fat 37.7 g
    Saturated Fat 18.3 g
    Cholesterol 128.9 mg
    Sodium 277.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 56.8 g
    Protein 7.1 g

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