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Italian Cream Cake

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Italian Cream Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 18
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Looking for Italian-style dessert? Then check out this delicious cream cake that’s garnished with pecans – a perfect treat to your guest.
Updated Dec 31, 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 container (1 lb) cream cheese creamy ready-to-spread frosting
  • Additional chopped pecans, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating until blended. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until blended after each addition. On low speed, beat in coconut and 1 cup pecans until blended.
  • 3
    In another large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form. Fold one-fourth of egg whites into cake batter; fold in remaining egg whites. Pour batter into pan.
  • 4
    Bake 45 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Frost cake. Garnish with additional chopped pecans.

Nutrition

499 Calories, 29g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 55g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
499
Total Fat
29g
0%
Saturated Fat
13g
0%
Sodium
331mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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