Italian Cream Cake I By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 62 Print This is a wonderful, award winning cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts for the walnuts. Italian Cream Cake I Ingredients 1 cup butter5 egg yolks1 teaspoon baking soda2 cups all-purpose flour5 egg whites2 cups white sugar1 1/2 cups buttermilk1 cup chopped walnuts1 cup flaked coconut1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese1/2 cup butter3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup chopped walnuts Instructions 1 Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine, egg yolks, and 2 cups white sugar. Alternately mix in flour and buttermilk. Add baking soda. Mix in 1 cup walnuts and coconut. 2 Beat egg whites, and fold into batter. Pour batter into three greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. 3 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. 4 Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Spread onto cooled cake. Top iced cake with chopped walnuts.