Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake

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This Italian cream cake is my aunt's recipe. It is both famous and infamous in our family. It's absolutely irresistible!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3-layer, 9-inch cake

Ingredients

Coconut Cake:

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light cream

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 9-inch round cake pans.

  2. Make the cake: Combine buttermilk and baking soda together in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, buttermilk mixture, vanilla, coconut, baking powder, and flour; stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Make the frosting (while cakes are cooling): Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in cream, a little at a time, to attain the desired consistency. Stir in walnuts and coconut. Spread frosting between the cake layers and on the top and sides of cooled cake.

    close up view of a slice of Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake garnished with nuts, on a white plate with mint leaves
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

767 Calories
40g Fat
98g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 767
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 36%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 79g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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