| Cake Mix Italian Cream Cake Recipe

Cake Mix Italian Cream Cake Recipe

Jan 12, 2023
A slice of fluffy, moist Italian cream cake made with a boxed cake mix

Italian Cream Cake Recipe – A Delicious and Easy Twist on a Classic

An Italian cream cake is a classic Southern dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. This delicious treat is a combination of fluffy layers of cake, rich cream cheese icing, and a sprinkle of toasted pecans. It’s a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, making it a hit at any occasion.


1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons light cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 9 inch round cake pans. In a small bowl, dissolve
the baking soda in the buttermilk; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs,
buttermilk mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup coconut, baking powder and flour. Stir until just combined. Pour
batter into the prepared pans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes
out clean. Allow to cool.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and
confectioners’ sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in a small amount of cream to attain the desired consistency.
Stir in chopped nuts and remaining flaked coconut. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

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