Italian Cream Cake (old family recipe)

Recipe by Kim D.
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • For cake: Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
  • Add egg yolk one at a time, beating after each addition (this is an important step!) Stir in baking soda and buttermilk.
  • Add sifted flour into batter, alternating with the buttermilk mixture.
  • Add vanilla, coconut and chopped pecans.
  • Beat egg whites and fold into batter.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  • Remove from oven, cool completely before frosting.
  • For frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter.
  • Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and pecans.
  • Continue to beat until you get a spreading consistency.
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