Posted by AnonymousVery moist and delicious.
Italian Creme Layer Cake
- 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup shortening 4 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 egg whites 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 (3.5 ounce) package flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup margarine, softened 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease three 9 inch, round cake pans. Combine soda and buttermilk, and let stand a few minutes.
2 In a large bowl, cream sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup oil and shortening. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix buttermilk mixture alternately with flour into creamed mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
3 In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Gently stir in 1 cup pecans and coconut.
4 Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
5 To make the Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Frost and fill cooled cake with cream cheese frosting.