Italian 3-Layer Cream Cake

Italian 3-Layer Cream Cake
 
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, margarine or butter shortening
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter and shortening.
  2. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks, one at a time.
  4. Mix together flour and baking soda.
  5. Add alternately to creamed mixture with buttermilk until completely mixed.
  6. Mix in vanilla extract.
  7. Add coconut and pecans and stir in.
  8. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cake mixture.
  9. Pour into three greased and floured 8-inch cake pans.
  10. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  11. Cool on racks.