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Delightful Italian Coconut Cake

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This Italian Coconut Cake is a yummy dessert. It has a soft cake with coconut and pecan nuts. The cake also has a sweet cream cheese frosting. This cake is great for any party or just to enjoy at home. Baking this cake is fun and easy. Enjoy! ????

Ingredients

  • Egg whites from 6 eggs, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 2 cups of coconut shreds, sweetened, divided
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of fresh milk
  • 1 cup of pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • Yolks from 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound of powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces of room-temperature cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of softened butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare three 8-inch cake pans by greasing them and dusting them with flour. Set these aside for later.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until it’s smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. Incorporate the egg yolks into the mixture and ensure they’re well mixed.
  5. Gradually sift in the flour into the butter-sugar mixture, adding it in thirds, and alternate with the milk.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract, 1 cup of the sweetened shredded coconut, and the chopped pecans.
  7. Enjoy baking this delightful Italian Coconut Cake! It’s a perfect dessert for any occasion. Remember, the secret to a great cake is patience and using the freshest ingredients. Happy baking! ????
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