Thursday, May 31, 2012

Italian Coconut Cream Cake

When I came across this recipe
and saw the ingredients were coconut and cream cheese
I immediately added it to my "Must Try" list.
To see the original recipe please visit Cooking with K

Ingredients for Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 cup shredded coconut
5 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside.
In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.
In large bowl cream shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla and egg yolks.
Add flour and baking soda alternately with buttermilk
and beat until smooth.
Fold in coconut and egg whites.
Spread equal amounts of batter into pans.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cake is done.
Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
Cool completely and frost with Coconut Cream Cheese Icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
2 (250g) pkg cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter
6 cups icing sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp. cream
1 cup coconut

Mix together until smooth.
(I chilled the icing before decorating)

I made this cake for my daughter's birthday
and it was delicious.
Definately a keeper recipe.

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. Alana...the cake looks scrumptious!

    Enjoy it fully :)

  2. Wow... cream cheese and decadent. Another recipe to try out. Your cakes looks amazing and I am sure your daughter loved it.

  3. My daughter and I are both coconut lovers so we loved this cake :)

  4. This looks so yummy and your tablescape is amazing! I nominated you for some blog awards, check them out at ! -Jessica

  5. One of my fav cakes. Looks wonderful!

  6. LOVE coconut! I think I might make this for Father's Day. did you use cake flour or regular ap?

  7. Looks delicious! You made my mouth water. :)

  8. Jessica - Thanks so much for the awards!

    Betty - It's delicious, isn't it!

    Blondee - I used all-purpose flour.

    Mara - Thank you.

  9. I haven't made this cake in years. Used to make it for every family reunion get-togethers when I was a child. Love this cake~I need to make it soon.

  10. Isn't it funny how that happens, we make something all the time and then it fades from our current recipes. I have been revisiting some old recipes and eveeryone keeps asking, "Is this new?" - lol

  11. Thanks for the recipe. I will be making it, looks so good! Have a good weekend.

  12. Your cake looks scrumptious...happy birthday to your daughter!

  13. Wow! What an amazing looking cake! Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet words :)

  14. I love coconut and this icing sounds sooo good. I hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday.

  15. Patricia, this cake smelled so good before I even put it in the oven that it made my mouth water - lol.

  16. i wish my family liked coconut - that cake loos divine

  17. Heather - Too bad your family doesn't like coconut as it is divine!

  18. this is my daughter's favorite cake...but I usually buy one from our local cake baker.....yours looks the picture of your daughter.. :-)


  19. I love coconut, I will definitely have to remember to make this.

    Thanks for sharing!

    God bless


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