This cake is light and fluffy, loaded with, pecans and shredded coconut, and a creamy whipped cream cheese frosting on top. This is a perfectly delicious timeless classic!

This magnificent Italian Cream Cake is one of the most delicious desserts ever created! Whichever way you slice it, it’s a beautiful cake. Only the delicious cream cheese icing beats the deep thick pecan and coconut batter. It’s perfect for serving as the main course at birthday parties, holidays, or any other special occasion.

This classic dessert is more Southern than Italian, and no one knows for sure why it was given that name. Anyways, Italian cream cake recipes are essentially the same.

While there are multiple stages to making this cake, it is a labor of love that is well worth the effort when you see the joy on the faces of your family and friends that you serve this delight.


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. pure almond extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 14 oz. package sweetened flaked coconut divided
  • 1 ½ cup pecan pieces toasted divided
  • Frosting:
  • 2 blocks cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. pure almond extract
  • Reserved coconut toasted
  • ½ cup reserved toasted pecans

To complete your reading, please click on >

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *