My mom's had this recipe for years and why I waited until now to get it from her and make it is a mystery. It's SO good. I was actually talking to a friend (Hi Crys!) the other day about this cake. Crys is the dessert chef for a restaurant in Florida and I told her about this cake. Then I thought....hey! I need to make this cake, too! It's so incredibly good. If you're searching for a dessert to make mom for Mother's Day tomorrow...or any day...try this! You won't be disappointed!
Italian Cream Cake
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter – room temp
½ cup Crisco
5 eggs - divided
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour (I used cake flour. Just add 2 tablespoons MORE cake flour per cup of regular flour)
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups coconut
together the sugar, butter and Crisco. Add egg yolks, one at a time
until well blended. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and soda. Add
buttermilk mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with
Beat egg whites until stiff then fold into batter.
Fold in nuts and coconut.
Divide mixture into 3 8-inch cake pans and bake for 30 – 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
(Note: I didn't have 3 8-inch pans so I used 2 9-inch, then split them after they had baked.)
Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese – softened
2 sticks butter – room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 pounds powdered sugar
Chopped pecans ~ optional
together cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla. Gradually add powdered
sugar until smooth. Apply frosting between layers and on sides of cake.
Press chopped pecans onto sides of cake, if desired.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!