Italian Creme Layer Cake

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Make this recipe for a delicious and moist Italian creme layer cake topped with coconut and pecans for a delicious and elegant dessert.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 egg whites

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease three 9 inch, round cake pans. Combine soda and buttermilk, and let stand a few minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup oil and shortening. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix buttermilk mixture alternately with flour into creamed mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Gently stir in 1 cup pecans and coconut.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  5. To make the Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Frost and fill cooled cake with cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

925 Calories
57g Fat
99g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 925
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 74%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 79g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* 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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