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Italian Cream Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 5 egg whites stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Frosting

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and shortening.

  2. Add egg yolks 1 at time. Beat until smooth.

  3. Combine flour and soda. Add to creamed mixture alternating with buttermilk.

  4. Add vanilla, coconut and nuts.

  5. Fold in egg whites.

  6. Bake in 3 greased and floured cake pans at 300° for 20- 25 minutes.

Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter.

  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.

  3. Mix well, add milk a little at a time if too thick.

  4. Spread on cooled cake layers, stack layers and spread on the outside.

  5. Sprinkle with nuts.