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Italian Cream Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Cream Cake, by , is from Hill Family Fav's, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sandra Fowler-Hill


5 eggs - separated
c. shortening or butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. flaked cocoanut
1 stick butter
2 c. sugar
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans

Cream cheese frosting
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
stick butter
1 box powdered sugar

Beat egg whites and set aside. Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add 1 egg yolk at a time. Add vanilla, combine buttermilk and soda, add alternately with flour and fold in remaining egg whites, cocoanut and nuts. Pour into 2 floured and greased cake pans. Bake 325 - 25 minutes or longer if necessary.

For Cream Cheese Frosting:
Mix ingredients and spead on each cake and stack on a platter. Spread on top and sides.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This has been my favorite cake to bake for special celebrations.




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