Italian Cream Cake Recipe – Delicious Dessert Recipes

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Are you looking for an excellent dessert to follow the perfect Italian meal, romantic wedding cake, or just a recipe to break the chocolate cake monotony? If so, you definitely want to consider an Italian cream cake recipe.

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups of white sugar

6 large room temperature eggs.

Cooking spray

1/2 cup of unsalted butter

2 cups of all purpose flour

1tsp of baking soda

1 cup of low fat or regular buttermilk

1/2 cup of coarsely chopped pecans

1 tsp of real almond extract

1 tsp of real coconut extract

1 tsp of real vanilla extract

1/2 cup of sweetened flaked coconut

1 tsp of salt

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:

4 oz of unsalted butter

4 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp of real vanilla extract

8 oz of cream cheese

One cup of pecans (toasted or un-toasted)

Italian Cream Cake Recipe Directions

The Icing:

Step One: Combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese in a medium bowl.

Step Two: Beat the ingredients until light and creamy( about three minutes.) Be careful not to over beat, or the icing will be too runny.

Step Three: Set the nuts aside. They will be used at the end.

Step Four: Cover and refrigerate the icing.

Note: Do not add nuts to the icing. It will make the icing very difficult to spread.

The Cake:

Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step Two: Evenly spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans with the cooking spray.

Step Three: Dust the pans with flour, and then shake off excess flour.

Step Four: Set the pans aside.

Step Five: In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Use an electric mixer to beat on medium speed; until it is an even creamy consistency.

Step Six: Separate egg yolks and whites. Reserve the egg whites for use in a moment.

Step Seven: Add one egg yolk and beat the mixture well. Add another egg yolk and beat the mixture well. *You will only use two of the egg yolks.

Step Eight: In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda.

Step Nine: Add the 1/4 of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, and mix well.

Step Ten: Add 1/4 of the buttermilk, and mix well.

Step Eleven: Continue to alternate flour and buttermilk, until all of it is used.

Step Twelve: Stir in the vanilla, coconut, and almond extracts.

Step Thirteen: Stir in the pecans and coconut.

Step Fourteen: Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites on high speed, until a stiff peak forms. Be careful not to over beat.

Step Fifteen: Gently fold egg whites into batter.

Step Sixteen: Pour batter into pans.

Step Seventeen: Bake for 23 minutes.

Step Eighteen: Let the pans cool for 10 minutes. Then, gently remove cake from pans.

Icing The Cake:

Step One: Line a plate or cake dish with wax paper. You can use one of the pans to trace a circle for the exact size.

Step Two: Place one layer on the plate, and ice with ¼ of the icing. Repeat with each layer.

Step Three: Use the final 1/4 of the icing to ice the sides of the cake.

Step Four: Sprinkle the pecans on the top of the cake and along the sides. You can use a piece of wax paper to press the pecans into the icing.

It may sound a little tedious, but this Italian cream cake recipe is well worth it!

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