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"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Italian Cream Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Cream Cake is from The Blanchard Family's Favorite Recipies, 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!


1 stick Butter
1/2c Wesson Oil
1c Buttermilk
2c Sugar
5 Eggs separated
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla
1c Shredded Coconut
2c Flour
1/2c Chopped Nuts (pecans)

8 oz Cream Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2c Chopped Nuts
1 stick Butter
1 Box Powdered Sugar

1. Cream butter, oil, & sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition.
2. Stir baking soda into buttermilk
3. Add sifted flour into batter, alternating with flour and buttermilk mix.
4. Add vanilla, coconut, and nuts.
Beat egg whites and fold into mixture. Bake @ 325 for 45min. Grease and flour pan.

1. Beat cream cheese and butter.
2. Add vanilla, Powdered sugar, and nuts.
3. Continue to beat until spreadable.




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