Very 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.


titti Says... 2009-10-01 18:49:01

i bake this cake today and i use chocolate nutella frosting wow its so delicius my husband liked , i ground pecans and almonds too well i like to inovate. thanks for inspiring me.

AleciaL Says... 2010-10-11 17:11:18

I made this one with sugar roasted pecans and it was so awesome!

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