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Italian Cream Cake Recipe

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

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Added: Sunday, August 13, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
5 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
5 egg whites
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup margarine and shortening until light. Add white sugar, and beat till fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Stir together flour and baking soda, and add alternately with buttermilk into the creamed mixture; mix well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, coconut, and 1 cup pecans. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Spoon into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup margarine, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in mixer bowl. Beat until smooth. Add coconut if desired. Frost the cooled cake. The remaining 1/2 cup pecans can be stirred into frosting or sprinkled onto the cake after it is frosted.

 

 

 

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