Italian Creme Cake Recipe

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This Italian Creme cake recipe comes from our 1980’s vintage Ohio Art floral recipe box and sounds like a very sweet recipe with an entire box of powdered sugar as an ingredient!

At the top of the recipe card it says it comes from Pat Webb. We have to wonder: Is this the same Pat who gave us this oatmeal cookie recipe?

Here is the Italian Creme Cake Recipe Card:

This recipe features coconut, pecans, buttermilk, and a cream cheese frosting.

Oh, and a whole pound of powdered sugar!

Sounds like a pretty sweet treat! When I actually get around to baking this I will be sure to update this post with photos and notes.

Italian Creme Cake Recipe

Italian Creme Cake Recipe

This is a classic Italian Creme Cake recipe with sweet coconut and pecan frosting.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cake Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 812 kcal


  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs yolks + whites separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 3 ½ oz coconut flakes
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 8 oz cream cheese

For the Frosting

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • ½ stick margarine
  • 1 16 oz box box powdered sugar
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For the Cake:

  • Cream together 1 stick margarine and 1/2 cup shortening.
  • Add 2 cups sugar and 5 egg yolks.
  • Beat and add alternately 1 cup buttermilk with flour + soda.
  • Add 3 1/2 oz coconut and 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Fold in 5 egg whites, beat stiff.
  • Bake at 350 degrees in a greased or parchment paper lined pan for 30 minutes.

For the Icing:

  • To make the icing, beat together 8 ounces of cream cheese with 1/2 stick of margarine or butter.
  • Add 1 box of powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla to icing mixture.
  • Stir in pecans to icing.
  • After cake is cooled, spread icing on cake as desired.


Calories: 812kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 9gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 3gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 1048IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 2mg
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