A delicious holiday cake that all will enjoy! Looks beautiful. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch baking pans.

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  • Beat 1/2 cup margarine and shortening in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in sugar. Beat in egg yolks until smooth.

  • Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl. Add to the margarine mixture in batches, alternating with buttermilk, until batter is smooth. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; add pecans and coconut.

  • Beat egg whites with clean beaters in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes; invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup margarine in a bowl until smooth; stir in confectioners' sugar. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until frosting is combined.

  • Spread frosting onto the cooled cake layers. Stack cakes; frost top and sides.

Cook's Note:

Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans if desired.

Nutrition Facts

751 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 95.7g; fat 38.9g; cholesterol 98.8mg; sodium 373.8mg. Full Nutrition
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