Soft As Silk Italian Cream Cake


Ingredients:

1/2 cup margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
5 egg yolks, beaten
2 cups cake flour (pref. soft as silk cake flour if you can get it)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 can coconut (small, do not know how many ounces. This is all that the recipe gives)
1 cup chopped pecans

Filling

1⁄4 cup margarine or 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 lb confectioners’ sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Directions :

Cream 1/2 cup margarine or butter, sugar and oilin mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks, beat well.
Sift in flour and soda; mix well.
Add buttermilk and 1 tsp vanilla; mix well.
Fold in egg whites, coconut and 1 cup pecans.
Pour into 3 greased and floured 8″ round cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until cakes test done.
Remove to wire rack to cool.
Combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar in a bowl; beat well.
Stir in 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup pecans.
Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake

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