Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Italian Cream Cake - Soo Yummy!!

This past Friday, Grandpa Inspiring turned 82.  Saturday we had a birthday dinner in his honor. 

I did something pretty risky!! 

I tried a new cake recipe - and it was DELISH!!

Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake

Cake Ingredients:
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cut shortening (I used Crisco butter flavored sticks)
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cut butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp light cream (I used half n half)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

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

In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix in the eggs, buttermilk mixture, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup coconut, baking powder and flower.  Stir until just combined.  Pour into prepared cake pans.

Bake for 30 mins, or until golden brown and cake tests done.  Allow to cool in pans 5 minutes then turn onto wire racks and LET COOL COMPLETELY.

To make frosting:  In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp vanilla and powdered sugar.  beat until light and fluffy.  Mix in a small amount of cream to attain the desired consistency.  Stir in nuts and coconut.  Spread between layers and on top and side of cooled cake.

When I made this Saturday, I didn't allow it to cool enough.  I mean, it wasn't hot by any means, but... it wasn't completely cool.  So I put it together, and to keep it from sliding, I put tooth picks in it.

That didn't help.

The frosting slid around in the car........  kind of oozed......  So I had to fix it.  I did and it was ok...

Actually, it was very yummy and Grandpa loved it. 

There was only about 1/4 of the cake left.  Saturday night, when we got home, I put it in the fridge.  Sunday, it was even better!!! 

I found this recipe here!  The website is From Karen's Kitchen and she has TONS of cake recipes.  Actually, she's got all kinds of recipes!!

I'm definitely going to visit her again!!

Let me know if you try this or any of her other recipes!!

Have a great day!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

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  1. My MIL makes this cake and it is soooo good! I love to put it in the fridge and eat it cold!
    How I wish I had a piece now :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

    1. It's definitely better cold - out of the fridge!! So Yummy!! Thanks for stopping by, Sherry!!

  2. Such a beautiful cake...I can only imagine how yummy it is! Thanks for sharing! Hugs


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