Dream Chocolate Italian Cream Cake

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • DIRECTIONS
  • • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Separate the eggs.
  • • Cream 1/2 cup of the butter, shortening and sugar together. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla.
  • • Sift soda, flour and 1/4 cup cocoa together. Add alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in the coconut and 1 cup of the chopped pecans.
  • • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans.
  • • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool completely before frosting between layers and on sides.
  • • To Make Frosting: Cream the cream cheese and butter together. Sift confectioner's sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa, beating in a little at a time until well-creamed. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans.
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