12 Reviews

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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JanCD October 06, 2008

This exact recipe was given to me by a good friend. It was his grandmother's Italian Cream Cake. When I tried it, I LOVED IT. It was incredibly good. Yeah, it's a lot of work and a bit expensive, but man is it so worth it. When I took this to work, it catapulted me into Cake Goddess realm. ~*~ I did substitute solid-at-room-temp coconut oil for the shortening and it worked quite well. I also made a separate gluten free version using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (also using a bit of xanthan gum as recommended by the Bob's Red Mill company) and I think it was better than the regular wheat flour one. I will definitely be making this one again. And again and again and again.

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TheRedneckHippie July 02, 2014

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

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SooZeeQ April 18, 2010

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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MichelleOnTheLake April 21, 2009

Great recipe! DH and I loved it for our Italian week. Sooooo good. Easy recipe, plenty of icing! Yum!

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Mandi T February 01, 2008

Cake is easier to make than it sounds, excellent excellent flavor. Mine overran the cake pans might use 3 nine inch pans next time and see what happens.

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rainey January 11, 2008

This was the best recipe I have ever used for Italian Cream Cake. Tasted wonderful, nice and moist. Thanks so much!

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PattyinOK December 18, 2007

Great Cake! Thanks for sharing.

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KBretzke November 19, 2007

We have a dinner club that meets every month. This month was Italian and Italian Cream Cake was requested. I had to bring dessert and had never made one before. This cake was wonderful and a big hit. I will definitely make this again. The icing was very good and so easy that I plan on using it on a carrot cake as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Arkansas fan April 29, 2007

We really enjoyed this cake. It came together much easier than I expected and it tasted great! I used FF cream cheese in the icing and it worked fine.

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Lil Sis June 10, 2005
Italian Cream Cake (old family recipe)