December 21, 2011

Holiday Cheer - Italian Cream Cake

I've uploaded A GIFT BEYOND ALL MEASURE COOKBOOK, 'published' last year as a companion to my story A GIFT BEYOND ALL MEASURE.  Below is one of the many mouth-watering recipes, as well as the link to download this FREE PDF cookbook.  Get yours today.

This recipe was submitted by Paisley Kirkpatrick, one of the contributing chefs.


Italian Cream Cake
Paisley Kirkpatrick

½ cup shortening
1 stick margarine
2 cups sugar
5 eggs, separated
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon butter pecan flavoring
½ cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts/pecans)

Mix together the cherries, coconut and nuts and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, put the shortening, margarine, sugar, flavoring, egg yolks, salt and soda; set aside. Sift flour and set aside. Place the egg whites in a medium sized mixing bowl and with mixer on high speed beat stiff, but not dry. Set whites aside. With same beaters, cream together the sugar mixture with mixer on high speed. Beat until very light and fluffy. Add flour and buttermilk and beat on low speed until flour is moistened, then on medium speed until batter is smooth and well mixed. Stir in the coconut mixture and mix well. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Bake in three 8 inch or 9 inch layers, well greased and floured. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes until cake tests done. Cool before frosting.

8 ounces cream cheese
1 pound powdered sugar
½ stick margarine
1 teaspoon butter pecan flavoring (or maple)

In medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the icing ingredients; beat on low speed first, gradually increasing mixer speed until well blended.

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As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. - Donald E. Westlake


Callie said...

Yum! Another 'must make' recipe. At this rate, I'll be 300 pounds by new years. Thanks for posting.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Sounds delicious. definitely have to try this.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Italian cream cake is my fave but I've never had maraschino cherries in it. Sounds yummy!

Sandy L. Rowland said...

I wondered what to make for Christmas eve and this may be it.
Thank you!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Good morning! So glad you're finding the recipe yummy. I'm planning to make the figgy pudding post last month, but if I can't find the figs, I may very well make this instead!

marybelle said...

YUM!! Loved the quote.

Jennie Marsland said...

Looks like a yummy recipe! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Anna Kathryn!