This Italian Cream Cake is a decadent and rich dessert that will wow your taste buds with its delicious combination of flavors. With a moist and fluffy cake filled with coconut and pecans, and topped with creamy coconut cream cheese frosting, this cake is a showstopper for any occasion. Enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea for the perfect ending to a meal.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Spread the chopped pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract, toasted pecans, and shredded coconut.
  7. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined.
  8. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Prepare the coconut cream cheese frosting and spread between the layers and on top and sides of the cake. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Carbohydrates: 55g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 23g || Saturated Fat: 10g || Cholesterol: 125mg || Sodium: 200mg || Fiber: 2g || Sugar: 40g

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