This week’s tonguegasmic recipe is brought to you because of the crazy response to the picture of the cake in last week’s Wordless Wednesday post.
This cake was 2 of the 5 ‘layers’ of our wedding cake. It is my favorite cake in the world. I could, shouldn’t, but could eat this whole thing by myself. Just reading the recipe and looking at pictures makes my tastebuds quiver and do little happy tingly things inside my mouth.
Italian Cream Cake
* 1 3.5 oz package vanilla pudding mix
* 1 package yellow cake mix
* 1/4 C water
* 4 eggs
* 1/4 C + 1 Tbsp applesauce
* 1 C flaked coconut
* 1 C chopped walnuts
* 1/4 C flour
* Blend the cake mix, flour, pudding, water, eggs and applesauce together. Beat for 4 minutes; stir in coconut and walnuts.
* 3 greased and floured 8 inch round pans or two 10 inch pans. pictured made with two 10 inch pans
* Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the cake springs back lightly when touched or a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 15 minutes and then remove to wire racks to complete the cooling process.
My favorite part
* 6 Tbsp softened margarine
* 2 1/4 C coconut
* 2 packages softened cream cheese
* 2 tsp milk
* 24 oz powdered sugar
* 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Start with 5 Tbsp butter and 1 1/2 packages cream cheese and milk. Beat well, add in 1/2 the powdered sugar, the vanilla extract and coconut. Taste and consistency are up to you.
Slowly add in more cream cheese and powdered sugar until it’s where you like it.
I have been known to use almost 3 bars of cream cheese to get it where I like it.
Frost each layer and stack them together. If you place triangles of parchment paper under the bottom layer of cake while you frost you can pull them out and your serving tray will be clean. I like to use chopped walnuts to decorate the sides and top of my cake, but that’s my preference.
Tonguegasmic doesn’t even being to describe this y’all.
I am truly not ignoring y’all. Want to experience what my computer is doing to me? Hold your Fn key down with your pinky and type. You cannot let your pinky up or your keys won’t work properly. My Fn key (function) is wonky. I have to use my left pinky to hold the Fn key down in order to type and have the keys work properly. It is an exercise in frustration and insanity. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have some sort of solution. HP, you’re killing me. I miss y’all. Really. I have been reading, just not commenting. Please don’t abandon me!!!