My grandma loved this cake more than anything! Finally, I understand the rationale behind

- 1/2 cup of unsalted, room-temperature butter
half a cup of shortening
two cups of sugar, granulated
- Five big eggs, set aside
1-Turnip teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
The recipe calls for two cups of conventional flour.
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of coconut meat
- Toasted pecans, 1 cup, chopped
- Frosting made of cream cheese:
Eight ounces of softened cream cheese
- Half a cup of softened unsalted butter
A quarter cup of powdered sugar-one teaspoon of pure vanilla extracts
- For decoration, you may add more chopped pecans and flaked coconut.
The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare three 9-inch round cake pans by greasing and flouring them.
Combine 1/2 cup of butter and shortening in a large bowl and beat until frothy. While beating, add 2 cups of granulated sugar and mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Dividing the eggs. Gradually beat in the egg yolks to the creamed mixture, followed by 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence. After creaming the mixture, sift the all-purpose flour and baking soda in a separate dish. Alternately add the buttermilk and sifted flour combination to the creamed mixture. Toss in the roasted chopped pecans and flaked coconut.
4. Whip the egg whites into stiff peaks in a separate, clean basin. Lightly combine the cake batter with the egg whites by gently folding them in.
5. Evenly distribute the cake batter into the pans that have been prepared. To make sure each cake layer is cooked through, stick a toothpick into the middle and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Sixth, after 10 minutes of cooling in the pans, transfer the cakes to wire racks to finish cooling.
7. Get the icing ready while the cakes cool. Mix the cream cheese, half a cup of butter, and one teaspoon of vanilla essence in a big basin. While beating, gradually add powdered sugar until frosting is light and airy.
8. After the cake layers have cooled to room temperature, frost the top, sides, and in between each layer.


9. If you like, you may add more chopped pecans and coconut flakes as a garnish.
10. For the finest texture and flavor, serve the Italian cream cake at room temperature. Savor the handmade paradise you've created!