Italian Cream Cake

shannonfarlouis By shannonfarlouis, 30th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a dessert that is very traditional for Italian family gatherings. A very rich and savory dessert.

Italian Cream Cake



Italian Cream Cake

This is a dessert that is very traditional for Italian family gatherings. A very rich and savory dessert.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of real butter

1/2 cup of shortening

2 cups of sugar

5 eggs, separated

2 cups of flour. all-purpose

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup of buttermilk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 cup of coconut, flakes

1 cup of pecans, chopped

Frosting

2 cups of cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons of almond flavoring

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Filling

1 cup of strawberry jam

1 cup of whipping cream

Garnish

fresh strawberries

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add the egg yolks and beat until fluffy.

2. Mix the flour and the baking soda together. Add the flour and the buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture. Mix until smooth. Add the vanilla, coconut and the pecans.

3. Whip the egg white until stiff peaks form. Add to the cake batter and blend well.

4. Grease and flour 3 round 9 inch cake pans. Pour the batter into the pans.



5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

6. To prepare the frosting, whip the cream cheese, sugar, almond extract and the vanilla until well blended and smooth. Cover and place in the fridge.

7. To prepare the filling, mix the cream and the strawberry jam until well blended and smooth.

8. Allow cake to completely cool before removing from the pans, spread the filling and stack the layers. Frost the cake with the frosting and garnish with the fresh strawberries.

2010 ShannonFarlouis

Tags

Bake, Cake, Cream, Dessert, Holiday, Italian, Recipe

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Shannon Lynn Farlouis is an online freelance writer for Yahoo Associated Content, Triond, Helium, Textbroker, PoetryPoem, ListMyFive, and more. She makes her home in Louisiana.

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