Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Italian Cream Cake With Buttercream Frosting

Italian Cream Cake Recipe

Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup shortening

1/2 cup oil (I think you might be able to skip this but I didn't)
½ cup butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk-use real, not lowfat, and definitely not the powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded coconut (or one small can)
1 cup chopped pecans (toasting is optional)
¼ teaspoon cream of tarter

Italian Cream Cake Frosting Ingredients:
½ cup butter
1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces)
4 cups powdered sugar
¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Beat the shortening, butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the egg yolks and beat again. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the egg whites and cream of tarter, alternating between the buttermilk and the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, take the egg whites and cream of tarter and blend together. Fold the egg white and cream of tarter mixture into the rest of the ingredients.

Pour the ingredients into a greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool for about ten minutes once finished.

Italian Cream Cake Frosting
Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixture. Stir in the pecans last. Frost the cake with your homemade icing and sprinkle a few coconut flakes and pecans on top of the cake for decoration.

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