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Italian Creme Cake

Italian Creme Cake created by running rachel

This cake was served at a bridal shower that I attended a couple of years ago. I begged for (and received) this recipe afterwards.

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1hr 10mins
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directions

  • Make cake layers:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter and flour three 9-by 2-inch round cake pans, knocking out any excess flour.
  • In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together sugar, shortening, and margarine until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Into another bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat flour mixture into egg mixture in 2 batches alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, until combined.
  • Beat in vanilla, coconut, and chopped pecans.
  • Beat egg whites in another bowl until they just hold stiff peaks and fold into batter gently but thoroughly.
  • Divide batter among pans, smoothing tops, and bake in upper two thirds of oven, switching position of pans in oven halfway through baking, until a tester comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Cool cake layers in pans on racks 10 minutes and invert onto racks to cool completely.
  • Make frosting:

  • In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together cream cheese, margarine, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, beating until creamy.
  • Stack cake layers on a cake plate, spreading about 1/2 cup frosting between each layer.
  • Spread remaining frosting on top and side of cake.
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  1. Random Rachel
    Delicious! I made half a recipe of cake, and a whole recipe of frosting. I found the frosting to be a little thin, and will add more sugar next time. I also sprinkled coconut on top so nobody would be surprised by it inside :-)
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  2. running rachel
    Italian Creme Cake Created by running rachel
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  3. Jamie Lynne
    Holy moly! I made this cake for my mother's birthday and we all agreed that this had to be the BEST cake we have ever tasted in our entire life! I just cannot even explain how amazing this cake is. I really wish I could give this more than 5 stars! I love it so much I want it for my wedding cake!!!! I also just sprinkled a little coconut on top just for a finishing touch! Worked out well! Thank you for this amazing recipe...or should I not thank you for the weight gain from this cake! :)
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  4. MsKittyKat
    This cake was served at a bridal shower that I attended a couple of years ago. I begged for (and received) this recipe afterwards.
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