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ITALIAN CREAM CAKE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Jane Davis
Added: Saturday, February 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Mary Jane's Recipe

cup shortening + cup butter
teaspoons baking soda
1 2/3 cups sugar
teaspoon salt
6 eggs, separated
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
teaspoon cream of tartar
Raisins (Optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yokes, one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients, ending with flour. Stir in vanilla, coconut, pecans, and raisins. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff. Fold into cake mixture. Bake in 3 greased and floured 9 layer pans at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.


FROSTING

cup butter, at room temperature, 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 4 cups powdered sugar, and a dash of vanilla. Cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 -10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The first time I had this cake is when Mary Jane made it for Mom and me. It was the most delicious cake I had ever eaten. Mary Jane was such a great cook. We would take turns hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our friends and even some strangers. After my divorce, Mary Jane hosted all the meals. We had great fun. We would always invited Fr. McKenna, and sometimes his friend, Brother John, would come and play his guitar. I wish I had more of her recipes. She died at age 55 of cancer. She and I studied together and graduated from Loyola of New Orleans with our master's degree in Pastoral Studies. She was always there for me, and my very best friend. I miss her a lot.

 

 

 

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