ITALIAN CREME BUNDT CAKE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 c shredded coconuts
  • 1 c finely chopped walnuts
  • 5 egg whites [beat for stiff peaks]
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder [optional]
  • CAKE ICING
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c whipping cream
  • 1/2 c chopped nuts
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c coconut, shredded

Serves: 10-12, Prep: 45 Min, Cook: 55 Min

DIRECTIONS

  • 1 Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  •   1. Cream butter with sugar and add vanilla.
  •   2. Separate the eggs. Beat the whites until soft peaks form – and set aside. Cream the egg yolks, butter and sugar. Set them aside.
  •   3. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients: Sifted flour, baking powder and the baking soda. [it doesn’t call for baking powder but I like my cakes to stand high]
  •   4. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture a little at a time alternating with the buttermilk (about 1/4 cup at a time).
  • 2 5. Next mix in walnuts and coconut.
  •   6. With a spatula gently fold in your egg whites into the batter by making the figure 8 pattern.
  •   7. Spoon the batter into your greased bundt pan making it as even as you can.

     ENJOY!

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