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Here is a great recipe for Italian Cream Cake. This cake is easy to make and you will be rewarded with many smiles and compliments from your family and friends. An Italian Cream Cake is perfect for special occasions such as birthdays. They are also great treats at office parties, church pitch-ins, family reunions, etc.


5 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 can of coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the sugar, shortening, butter and vanilla together. Separate eggs and set whites aside. Add egg yolks and mix in with the creamed mixture. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Add the coconut and nuts. Beat the egg whites and fold into the batter. Pour into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been well greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


8-oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine the cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on slow to medium speed gradually add the powdered sugar. Stir in the vanilla extract. Fold in the chopped pecans.

To assemble cake, put 1 cake layer on a decorative cake plate. Cover the top with frosting. Repeat the process with the second layer and then the third. Use remaining frosting to frost the sides of the cake. Make some decorative swirls on cake top for a pretty presentation.

A small circle of whole pecans in the center adds a decorative flair.


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