Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dave's Favorite

He says I'm his favorite. But when it comes to his favorite cake, this is it. Three layers of moist cake with coconut and pecans wrapped in a rich and nutty cream cheese frosting. Every year, I "surprise" him with this cake for his birthday. This recipe is a keeper, and so is he! xoxo

Ruby's Italian Cream Cake

1/2 C. Butter
1/2 C. Shortening
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Buttermilk
5 Egg whites, beaten (stiff)
5 Egg yolks
2 C.Flour
1 C. Coconut (flaked)
1 C. Pecans (chopped)

Beat egg whites and set aside. Cream butter & shortening. Add sugar and beat. Add egg yolks and continue beating. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Add coconut and pecans. Fold in egg whites; pour into three buttered and floured cake rounds. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. (Be careful not to overbake.)

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese
1/2 C Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 lb. Powdered Sugar
1/2 C. Pecans, chopped

Cream together cream cheese & butter until smooth. Add sugar & vanilla. Mix well. Add pecans.
Frost cooled cake. Makes lots of servings because you only need a thin slice. (At least a thin first decide how big a piece you need for seconds.)


  1. I have the very same recipe and that cake is too die for. Well, it is very delicious.

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe. Italian Cream is my hubby's favorite as well. I will give yours a try!

  3. Hi Mom.

    Just leaving a comment to prove that I have visited your world-famous blog.



  4. Hi Mom.
    Just leaving a comment to prove to your readers that THIS CAKE IS AMAZING!!!!!! I wish I had been there to enjoy it with you guys this year!


  5. Wow and it's got layers! Very impressive. If I was into baking I'd give it a try, but I'm not so I will just admire it from a distance. Lucky man you have by the way.