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Italian Creme Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Creme Cake, by , is from The Siegel Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Siegel
Added: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE:
cooking spray
2 teaspoons cake flour
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 cups cake flour (about 8 oz)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large egg whites

FROSTING:
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup (5 oz) 1/3-less fat cream cheese
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. To prepare cake, coat bottoms of 2 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray (do not coat sides of pans). Line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour; set aside. Place 1/3 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in pecans, coconut extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Fold egg whites into batter; pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 23 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen cake layers from sides of pans; remove from pans. Remove and discard wax paper. Cool completely. To prepare frosting, place 1 tablespoon butter and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until smooth (do not overbeat). Add 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat well. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with one-third of frosting. Top with other cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16

 

 

 

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