a great choice for a luncheon or gal’s get together.
Keyword: cream cheese, luncheon
Skill Level: Intermediate
½cupCrisco **see notes
5Egg Whitesstiffly beaten
1 8ozCream Cheesesoftened
1box powdered sugar
Cream butter and Crisco. Add sugar, beat well. Add egg yolks and beat. Add flour and soda. Alternate with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Add coconut & nuts. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites 2 Tablespoons at a time. Pour into greased and floured 9 in cake pans and bake at 350 for 20 – 25 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.
Mix cheese and butter, add sugar and vanilla.
Frost Cake and sprinkle nuts on cake.
For chocolate Italian cream add 1/2 cut cocoa powder.
You can also substitute a 9x13 pan for a sheet cake variety.