Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

It has been several years since I made this delicious cake but my husband recently requested it for his birthday. I had forgotten how good this was.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix everything for frosting together until creamy.
  2. --------CAKE-------------.
  3. Creme together sugar, crisco, butter, and egg yolks, add one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Add soda to buttermilk then add alternately with flour, buttermilk, flour, etc.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form then fold into cake batter.
  6. LAST, add coconut, pecans, and vanilla.
  7. BAKE 350F degrees for 35-40 MINUTES.


Most Helpful

This is also our family favorite. Over the years, I've experimented with the favorite variation is to substitute hazelnut flavoring (like the kind of syrup you'd use in coffee) instead of the cake and frosting, both. I also have toasted coconut and sprinkled on top of frosted cake. This cake freezes well.

Catherine September 11, 2001

Awesome cake! I just made it and it came out so good. Italian creme cake has always been my favorite and this recipe was awesome. Only thing I would I would change is have more powder sugar on hand, I like my frosting a little thicker.

JenaInWonderland January 17, 2010

Made this for my daughter's 13th birthday. She LOVED it and wants this again next year. Even my husband says this will have to be his bday cake. It's a new Family Favorite! Making it again tomorrow for an Open House.

BayGrice September 23, 2009

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