ITALIAN CREAM CAKE

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Italian cream cake is a delicious dessert.

Italian Cream Cake

This Italian Cream Cake is one of my favorite cakes and it never lasts long when I make it. If you like coconut, you will love this cake. It makes a great dessert to serve at just about any occasion. You just can’t go wrong with this one.  You might also like our recipe for chocolate coconut coffee cake.

Italian cream cake is wonderful served with coffee.

1 cup butter or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons, softened
1 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
3 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups coconut (I used the sweetened coconut flakes)
1 cup pecan pieces
5 egg whites

Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks. Whisk together the flour and soda and add to creamed mixture along with buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix well. Stir in coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cake mixture. Spray three 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray. Divide mixture between the three pans and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes until centers are done. Frost with cream cheese frosting recipe below. Enjoy!

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter, add vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread between layers and on cake.

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Cake baking tips:  Always follow the recipe and don’t open the oven door 10 times while the cake is baking this can cause the cake to fall.  Check the center of the cake with a toothpick to see if done. Ovens vary. Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated. Over mixing and under mixing can cause cakes to have a tough texture.

Italian Cream Cake

This Italian Cream Cake is absolutely delicious! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Easy Cake, Italian Cake, Italian Cream Cake
Servings: 1 Cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons softened
  • 1 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coconut I used the sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 5 egg whites

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks. Whisk together the flour and soda and add to creamed mixture along with buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix well. Stir in coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cake mixture.
  • Spray three 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray. Divide mixture between the three pans and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes until centers are done. Frost with cream cheese frosting recipe below.

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese and butter, add vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread between layers and on cake.

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4 Comments

  1. Going to try this cake!

  2. Linda Farley says:

    Have been making this cake about 30 years or more. My sons favorite.

  3. Debbie fico says:

    Best cake i ever tasted

  4. Georgeanna Autrey says:

    I am making this cake, it sounds so rich and delicious

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