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Italian Cream Bundt Cake for #BundtBakers

This Italian Cream cake is a Southern buttermilk Bundt cake with coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting.
Italian Cream Bundt Cake

Italian Cream Bundt Cake

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Once again  the bloggers of #BundtBakers have been in the kitchen, this month baking up special holiday Bundt cakes. While Italians might be baking up the Panettone from Verona, in the United States, we might be baking the Italian Cream Cake, with disputed origins that might come out of the American South.

Traditionally it is made as a layer cake but it can also be easily be made in a Bundt pan, as I have today. To me if German Chocolate Cake were like Devil’s Food Cake, the  Italian Cream Cake would be like Angel cake, since they seem to be similar but opposite counterparts from each other.
Italian Cream Bundt Cake
The Italian cream is based on  white cake with coconut and pecans added, yet instead of a cooked coconut pecan frosting, this cake is made special with a rich cream cheese frosting, and lightly dusted with chopped pecans.

Italian Cream Bundt Cake

Italian Cream Bundt Cake

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Italian Cream Bundt Cake
Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 10 ounces whole buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces butter, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5-3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans (to sprinkle on top of  frosting) 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with baker’s release spray or grease and liberally flour, shaking out excess.
  3. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream sugar with soft butter until smooth.
  4. Add extracts and eggs, one at a time, allowing to blend in after each addition.
  5. Slowly stream buttermilk into mixer bowl with it running on low.
  6. Add baking powder, salt, and flour gradually,  mixing until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Gently fold in coconut and pecans.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan and smooth top.
  9. Bake in the preheated  oven for 65-70 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly.
  10. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  11. Prepare cream cheese frosting by placing ingredients into an electric mixer  bowl fitted with a wire whip.
  12. Mix until smooth.
  13. When cake is completely smooth, place frosting in a piping bag fitted with 1A-round decorating tip and pipe  icing onto cake, then sprinkle with finely chopped toasted pecans.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


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5 responses

  1. OH MY…look at that icing!!! I just want to scrape it off and get to the cake! Don’t worry, I’ll give B.O.B. Bob the icing…we are the perfect match…I like the cake and he likes the icing!

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