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Nanny’s Italian Cream Cake

Cook time: 30 Min Prep time: 45 Min Serves: 12
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
5 large eggs, separated
1 c pecans, in pieces
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 c crisco
1 tsp pure mexican vanilla
1 can(s) angel flake coconut
1 stick butter, softened
1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
1 tsp pure mexican vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
1 c pecans, in pieces
1. CAKE: Preheat oven to 325 degreees. Beat egg whites and set aside.
2. Add soda to buttermilk and set aside.
3. Cream sugar, Crisco and butter. Add egg yolks; beat well. Add buttermilk, flour and vanilla.
4. Fold in egg whites, then pecans, then coconut.
5. Pour into 3 round (greased & floured)cake pans.
6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
7. ICING: Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Stir in pecans.
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