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Italian Cream Cake

Posted by moderndaygourmet on August 31, 2007

2 cups sugar
½ cup shortening
5 eggs
2 cups coconut
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda

Frosting:
One 8-oz package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 pound confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
drops of milk if necessary for consistency

Cream sugar, butter and shortening. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Add milk, flour, nuts and coconut.

Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Bake in three 9” layers for 15-20 minutes at 350

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