Though this cake contains coconut and walnuts I found neither flavor jumped to the forefront to stake claim on the cake. It is a well balanced, lovely cake with a beautiful aroma, presence, texture and flavor.
italian cream cake, Italian Wedding Cake
1stick plus ¼ cup buttersoftened
2cupsflourregular or gluten free
3 ½ouncesshredded coconut I used half sweetened and half unsweetened coconut
1cupfinely chopped walnuts
1-8ouncepackage cream cheese
Milk to thin frosting to desired consistency
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pans and set aside.
In the bowl of a standing mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl with a hand held mixer, cream together the 1 stick of butter (the additional ¼ cup is for the frosting), shortening and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks and mix well.
Sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, coconut and nuts. Mix to combine.
Stiffly beat the egg whites to form soft peaks. Fold into the batter.
Pour batter into the prepared pie pans and bake for 30 minutes (until the cake is golden on top and toothpick comes out clean). Allow to cool on racks for 20 minutes. Remove from pans and allow to cool fully before frosting.
In the bowl of a standing mixer with whisk attachment or medium bowl with a hand held mixer, cream together ¼ cup butter and cream cheese.
Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix to combine.
Add milk, a teaspoon at a time to reach desired spreading consistency. Note: since my cake was gluten free which is not as dense as wheat flour cakes I thinned mine with about 5 teaspoons of milk but make your own judgment for what would be desirable to you.
Recipe attribution: Mrs. Edna Peavy, Atlanta GA
Italian Cream Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 698Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Total Carbohydrates 112g37%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.