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Billie’s Italian Cream Cake

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Dear Sweet Billie from my church kindly shared her Italian Cream Cake recipe with me. And now, because you’re equally dear and sweet, I’m sharing it with you.

If you’ve never listened to me before, and I wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t, please listen to me now: You want to make this cake.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 5 whole Eggs, Separated
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Coconut (from PW: If You Think You Hate Coconut, Trust Me: I Do Too, And I Love It In This Recipe)
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • _____
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (8 Oz) Cream Cheese
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 package 2 Lb Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 cup Sweetened, Flaked Coconut

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.

Cake:

In a large bowl, cream together butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks, vanilla, and coconut.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

Alternate adding buttermilk and dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, then fold in egg whites.

Pour evenly into the three prepared pans, then sprinkle the top of each pan with 1 (at least) tablespoon sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto cooling racks and allow to cool completely.

Frosting:

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in chopped walnuts and sugared coconut. Spread between layers and serve.

Note: cream cheese frosting will soften at room temperature, so refrigerate if you won’t use it right away.

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calipoppy6 on 5.3.2011

Definitely going to give this one a try. Oh, and I love how there’s a bottle of vodka in the picture :)

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Ooolala on 4.26.2011

Made this and posted pictures on my blog! http://ooola-la.blogspot.com/2011/04/italian-cream-cake.html It was so pretty and yummy! The only change I made was not mixing the pecans/coconut into the icing but decorating with them instead. Make this!!

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misssweething on 2.14.2011

I took a risk and tried this recipe out for the first time at our family x-mas party. This cake was among my “famous chocolate Kahlua cake” and an equally delicious red velvet cake. Also, tons of cookies, fudge, bars, pies, etc. that I enjoy making. This cake was the talk of the night. It went fast… none left over, which really bothered those who wanted to bring a slice home. I have family still talking about it everytime I see them. They have already put in their requests for me to bake it for them for their birthday. Therefore, I have to give this cake 5 mitts for putting such big smiles on my loved ones faces.
The nuts in the frosting add a great crunch, however I’m generally a person who can do without, so next time I’ll probably keep them out.
Thank you for the recipe!

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melinda4740 on 9.11.2010

o.k. I cracked…..it’s in the oven..I am not kidding. I can have half a piece can’t I???

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melinda4740 on 9.11.2010

oops, I forgot the walnuts, which adds another 2 points per slice..nooooooo!!!!

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Twyla on 5.6.2012

This was suprisingly easy to make and easy to assemble. Everyone loved it. The only change I made was I halved the coconut, since my husband isn’t a fan. He still loved it!

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Laura2 on 1.2.2012

This was awesome!!

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msblue on 6.29.2011

I’m sorry to put a damper on all the great reviews but my dislike for coconut did not change nor did I like the overly sweet frosting.

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gfumom on 6.10.2011

This is amazing! I am taking it to a cake auction tomorrow. I hope to raise over 200 dollars for it!

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Ooolala on 4.26.2011

I made this cake over Easter weekend and I just posted about it on my blog. http://ooola-la.blogspot.com/2011/04/italian-cream-cake.html
It turned out to be a delicious and beautiful cake. YUM!

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