Italian Wedding Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch pans. Combine the buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract. Beat in the buttermilk mixture alternately with the flour, mixing just until incorporated. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Stir in pineapple, coconut and 1 cup pecans.
  3. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake layers to cool 10 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting: Cream together the butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until blended. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 cup pecans. If frosting is too stiff to spread, stir in milk a teaspoon at a time until it reaches desired consistency.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 12669.05 Kcal (53043 kJ)
Calories from fat 6593.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 732.64g 1127%
Cholesterol 1229.1mg 410%
Sodium 4444.77mg 185%
Potassium 3400.7mg 72%
Total Carbs 1487.92g 496%
Sugars 1205.51g 4822%
Dietary Fiber 52.99g 212%
Protein 128.28g 257%
Vitamin C 13.5mg 23%
Vitamin A 2.8mg 95%
Iron 21.9mg 121%
Calcium 752.1mg 75%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 423.16 Kcal (1772 kJ)
Calories from fat 220.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.47g 1127%
Cholesterol 41.05mg 410%
Sodium 148.46mg 185%
Potassium 113.59mg 72%
Total Carbs 49.7g 496%
Sugars 40.27g 4822%
Dietary Fiber 1.77g 212%
Protein 4.28g 257%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 95%
Iron 0.7mg 121%
Calcium 25.1mg 75%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 313.6
  • 357

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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