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This recipe for ITALIAN CREAM CAKE, by , is from The Fontenot Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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1/2 cup butter, softened.
1/2 cup shortening.
2 cups sugar.
5 large eggs, separated.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
2 cups all purpose flour.
1 teaspoon baking soda.
1 cup buttermilk.
1 cup flaked coconut.
Nutty Cream Cheese Frosting.
Garnishes: Toasted pecan halves, chopped pecans.

1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixed until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until blended.
2. Combine flour and soda; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in coconut.
3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks forms, and fold into batter. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
5. Spread Nutty Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish, if desired.
1 cup chopped pecans .
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened.
1/2 cup butter.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted.
7. Bake chopped pecans in a shallow baking pan at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Cool.
8. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Beat frosting at high speed until smooth, stir in pecans.

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Number Of Servings:
1 three layer cake.




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