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 Italian Cream Sheet Cake Recipe

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This Italian Cream Cake recipe is going to take your sheet cake to a whole new level. A sweet vanilla base cake that is sweetened with coconut with pecans and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, Italian Cream Cake is a decadent treat everyone will love.

I love the combination of coconut and pecans. If you do too, you will also love these Coconut Pecan Shortbread Bars

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Sheet Cake Recipe

Pecans and coconut make such a great combination. When you add these to a delicious cake, it takes the cake over the top. Italian Cream Cake has the best cream cheese frosting, has coconut and pecans and is so easy to make because it is a sheet cake. That means you leave it in the same pan it bakes, frost the top and it is ready to serve.

Does Italian Cream Cake Need to be Refrigerator?

Yes. The cake itself doesn’t need to be refrigerated but because it is topped with a cream cheese frosting it needs to be keep cold. Most cakes are fine at room temperature but anything that has a cream cheese frosting needs to be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can You Freeze This Easy Italian Cream Cake?

You can easily freeze this Italian Cream Cake. I like to cut the cake into slices before it is frozen. This makes it easy to only take a slice or two out at a time. Before moving the cake to an airtight container. I freeze it on a plate or baking sheet first. This hardens the frosting and that makes it so it does not stick to the plastic wrap. Once frozen, wrap each slice well with plastic wrap and then store them in a freezer bag. When you are ready to thaw a piece of cake, remember to remove the plastic wrap first so that the thawed icing does not stick to the plastic.

Italian Cream Cake

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • Cream cheese
  • Powder sugar

How to make an Italian Cream Sheet Cake Recipe

Grease a 9*13 inch baking pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat together the butter and salt until it is light and fluffy.

Italian Cream Cake

Add one egg in at a time, beating well between each.

Beat in the vanilla.

Alternate between the dry ingredients and the butter. Add each slowly and mix well between each addition.

Fold in the coconut and pecans.

Italian Cream Cake

Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 17-22 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean

Remove the cake and allow it to cool completely.

Next, make the frosting.

Using a mixer, beat together the frosting ingredients except for the pecans and coconut, until smooth.

Italian Cream Cake

Spread the frosting evenly on top of the cake

Then top with the toasted coconut and pecans.

Italian Cream Cake

Servings: 12

Italian Cream Sheet Cake

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
 
This Italian Cream Sheet Cake recipe is going to take your sheet cake to a whole new level. A sweet vanilla base cake that is sweetened with coconut with pecans and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, Italian Cream Cake is a decadent treat everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 C sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C shredded coconut
  • 1 C pecans chopped

Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C toasted coconut
  • 1 C pecans chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the a 9x13 baking dish
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined
  5. Beat in the vanilla
  6. Alternate between the dry ingredients and the buttermilk and gradually mix until combined
  7. Fold in the Coconut and pecans
  8. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Remove and allow to cool

Frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients except for the coconut and pecans.
  2. Beat together combined and smooth
  3. Spread evenly on top of the cake
  4. Top with toasted coconut and pecans
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Italian Cream Sheet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 894 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 79g88%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1220IU24%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Italian Cream Sheet Cake

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