Italian Cream Cake I

    Italian Cream Cake I

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    55min


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    About this recipe: This is a wonderful, award winning cake. Feel free to substitute your favourite nuts for the walnuts.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (225g)butter
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 5 egg whites
    • 2 cups (450g) caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
    • 1 cup (160g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup (120g) flaked coconut
    • 1 (230g) package cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup (110g) butter
    • 3 1/2 cups (430g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup (40g) chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine, egg yolks, and 2 cups caster sugar. Alternately mix in flour and buttermilk. Add bicarbonate of soda. Mix in 1 cup walnuts and coconut.
    2. Beat egg whites, and fold into batter. Pour batter into three greased and floured 24cm (9 inch0 round cake tins.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) oven.
    4. Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, icing sugar, and vanilla extract. Spread onto cooled cake. Top iced cake with chopped walnuts.

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