Italian Cream Cake(Cook's Country) Recipe

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Italian Cream Cake(Cook's Country)
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  1. For the cake: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans, line with parchment paper, grease parchment, then flour pans. Process coconut in food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute. Combine coconut, buttermilk, and vanilla in 2-cup liquid measuring cup and let sit until coconut is slightly softened, about 10 minutes; reserve.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in bowl. Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, shortening, and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with 2 additions of reserved coconut-buttermilk mixture, scraping down bowl as needed. Add 3/4 cup pecans and give batter final stir by hand.
  3. Scrape equal amounts of batter into prepared pans and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 28 to 32 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans, discarding parchment, and cool completely, about 2 hours. (Cooled cakes can be wrapped with plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.).
  4. For the frosting: Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, mix butter and sugar on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream of coconut, vanilla, and salt and beat until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add cream cheese, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 1 minute. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. When cakes are cooled, spread 11/2 cups frosting over 1 cake round. Top with second cake round and spread remaining frosting evenly over top and sides of cake. Press remaining pecans onto sides of cake. Serve. (Cake can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2016.41 Kcal (8442 kJ)
Calories from fat 1168.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 129.87g 200%
Cholesterol 369.55mg 123%
Sodium 802.76mg 33%
Potassium 713.12mg 15%
Total Carbs 201.34g 67%
Sugars 155.75g 623%
Dietary Fiber 4.38g 18%
Protein 20.29g 41%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 269mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 393.72 Kcal (1648 kJ)
Calories from fat 228.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.36g 200%
Cholesterol 72.16mg 123%
Sodium 156.74mg 33%
Potassium 139.24mg 15%
Total Carbs 39.31g 67%
Sugars 30.41g 623%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 18%
Protein 3.96g 41%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 1.1mg 30%
Calcium 52.5mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 50.4
  • 57

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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