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Billie's Italian Creme Cake

Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • For the cake:
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the icing:
  • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans or 2 quarter sheet pans or one 9×12-inch pan.
To make the cake, beat the egg whites until they”™re stiff. Transfer them to another bowl, then clean mixing bowl and beater.
Combine the butter, vegetable oil, and granulated sugar in the mixing bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, then beat until smooth.
Add the coconut and beat to combine.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl then alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk, mixing for a few seconds after each addition.
Add the egg whites and fold them gently in with the rest of the batter.
Pour the batter onto the greased pans and spread it out. Bake cakes for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Turn the cakes out of the pans and allow them to cool completely.
In the meantime, you can make your icing. To make, combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until very light and fluffy.
Add 3/4 cup of the chopped pecans (reserving 1/4 cup for topping) and the 1 cup of coconut flakes. Mix until all combined.
Stack the cake layers, spreading a generous amount of icing in between each layer. Take the extra icing and spread it all around the sides.
End with sprinkling of the remaining chopped pecans.
You can wrap the cake up or place in tupperware for up to a week.

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