Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Italian creme cake

I made this cake for Mothers day (not my 1st time) but my 1st time blogging the recipe...

  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (sub. pecans, roasted almonds)

 Here's what you do

In your mixer, Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine, seperate 5 eggs (put whites off to the side) add in egg yolks, and 2 cups sugar. Alternately mix in 2 cups flour and 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Add in 1 tsp. baking soda. Mix in 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup coconut.
Beat egg whites, and slowly mix into batter. Pour batter into three greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven.  (Check with toothpick)            

For the frosting

in your mixer blend together 1 Pakage cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Spread onto cooled cake.
you can garnish any way toud like (ex: add walnuts and/or coconut into the frosting or add to top or sides)
if you feel like its alittle watery, add more powdered sugar


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