Italian Cream Cake Recipe For Easter day 2024

There are lots of tasty things in this amazing Italian Cream Cake recipe, like chopped pecans, almonds, cream cheese frosting, and more.

FOR THE CAKE – ▢1 cup 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, softened – ▢2 cups (400g) sugar – ▢5 large eggs separated – ▢2 cups (242g) all-purpose flour – ▢1 teaspoon (5g) baking soda – ▢¼ teaspoon salt – ▢1 cup (242g) buttermilk – ▢1 teaspoon (4g) vanilla extract – ▢1 cup (85g) chopped pecan – ▢1 cup (75g) flaked sweetened coconut FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING – ▢2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, softened – ▢16 oz cream cheese (total weight 452g), softened (We used two 8 oz packages, full fat) – ▢1 teaspoon 4g vanilla extract – ▢6 to 6 ½ cups 690g to 747g powdered sugar – ▢1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (Some bakers like to fold the pecans into the frosting. We prefer to add them to the frosted cake as decoration.)


Pre-heat the oven to 350. Grease and flour three 8x2 pans. Use 9-inch pans too. Soften butter by mixing on medium speed. Add sugar slowly, mixing on medium for 4–5 minutes.

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Once each egg yolk is added, beat until the yolk's yellow is mixed. Put vanilla extract. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt for 30 seconds in a separate bowl.

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With the mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until mixed after last addition.

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Stir in pecans and coconut using a spoon or spatula. Beat egg whites fast until stiff peaks form. Fold batter lightly with a spatula or spoon.

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Pour batter into three 8- or 9-inch circular pans. Bake at 350 for 20–25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Place pans on wire racks after 10 minutes of cooling.

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Place butter slices in mixing bowl. Soften butter by beating low to medium.Mix cream cheese chunks with butter at low to medium speed.

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Add vanilla. Slowly stir in powdered sugar. Increase mixing speed and beat until foamy, about 1 minute, without overmixing. Too much hammering softens it. Simply chill for 10–15 minutes.

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This frosting pipes best when very chilled. It can be made ahead, refrigerated, and softened (not microwaved) before mixing.

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Frosts a 3-layer 8- or 9-inch cake. Cool layers before frosting and filling.Cake was cream cheese-stuffed and decorated. Chill to harden during decorating (15 minutes in freezer, longer in fridge).

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We pressed chopped pecans around the bottom after icing the cake. Mixing all the pecans into cream cheese frosting before decorating the cake is traditional.

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