Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake

« This is an old recipe from my aunt. It is both famous and infamous in our family. It is absolutely irresistible. »

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

 

Prep : 30  m   Cook : 35  m   Ready In : 1  h 35  m

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 9 inch round cake pans. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup coconut, baking powder and flour. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in a small amount of cream to attain the desired consistency. Stir in chopped nuts and remaining flaked coconut. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.
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Source : allrecipes.com

 

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