Chocolate Italian Cream Cake

A chocolately take on the classic Italian cream cake.

Chocolate Italian Cream Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Separate the eggs.

2 Cream 1/2 cup of the butter, shortening and sugar together. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla.

3 Sift soda, flour and 1/4 cup cocoa together. Add alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in the coconut and 1 cup of the chopped pecans.

4 Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans.

5 Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool completely before frosting between layers and on sides.

6 To Make Frosting: Cream the cream cheese and butter together. Sift confectioner’s sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa, beating in a little at a time until well-creamed. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans.

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