This is a wonderful, award winning cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts for the walnuts.
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.