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Italian Cream Cake with Coconut

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This is one of the most requested cakes that I have ever made.  It works great for any kind of celebration and looks fantastic.

italian cream cake

Italian Cream Cake with Coconut

Ingredients:

  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Frosting:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 2/3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup toasted flaked coconut (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line the bottom of three 9-inch round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in the vanilla.  Into another bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk beating well after each addition.  Fold in the coconut and pecans.
  3. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks form.  Gradually fold into the batter.  Transfer evenly to the baking pans.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  4. For the frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.  Gradually beat in the confectioner’s sugar and enough cream to reach a good spreading consistency.  Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of the cake.  Sprinkle with pecans and coconut (if desired).  Refrigerate leftovers.

Enjoy!

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