Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Italian Cream Cake



Italian Cream cake was my choice this month for the Cake Slice Bakers. Among the other other 3 choices there was Swoon pies, Ambrosia Cake, and Chocolate Velvet cupcakes. All the choices were potentials for me, but the one that kept just calling my name was the Italian Cream Cake.


Nobody really knows exactly how or where this cake exactly originated from. Over the years I've heard of this cake, but didn't exactly picture this cake to be made of coconut, pecans, and frosted in cream cheese. In my mind I pictured a white sponge cake of some sort, the cake layers brushed with a liqueur simple syrup, sandwiched with light whipped cream custard. 
After a little research on the history of this cake, the only thing that could be found was that its believed it was created by a Italian baker who lived in the south. All the recipes I compared all consisted of the same ingredients. 


After reading all the great reviews, I proceeded with confidence. After all, what's there not to love about pecans, coconut, and cream cheese? The result? Delicious! Tender white coconut layered cake, filled with creamy, nutty, cream cheese frosting! Loved, loved, loved this cake! For the recipe please click here!  
Please visit my fellow Cake Slice bakers to see what choice they whipped up this month!


11 comments:

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Anabel...you gave us some great choices this month. And I was tempted to make this cake. Now I wish I had! It looks fabulous. I've always wondered about the origins. Your cake turned out beautifully. Looking forward to what you have planned for us next month!

Elle said...

What a lovely cake...just like the photo in the book only better. This was my second choice and it looks like I'll have to bake this one, too. Coconut, pecans and cream cheese...very Southern.

The Ninja Baker said...

Thank you for doing the research on the origins of Italian cake, Anabel. I had similar images previous to your post. Your cake is a stunner - as usual - and your post has me intrigued and wanting to try Italian cake!

Sandra Lee said...

I totally agree that your cake looks just like the one in the book. Sooner or later I will make this one. Hopefully sooner!

Emily said...

Absolutely better than the original picture! Great job as usual Anabel! I want a big slice of this!

Stacie said...

That is a seriously thick layer of frosting, I want some!

Laura@Baking in Pyjamas said...

Anabel, this cake looks delicious! You've decorated in a lovely manner with the pecans. So glad you enjoyed it :)

Maria Zioga said...

Hi Anabel! Your cakes looks so much like the picture in the book!!!It's perfect! I was not able to participate this months but I am looking forward for next!

Puneeta said...

Your cake looks amazingly professional. I must make this for my husband (maybe for Valentine's Day!

Rachel | A Sweet Muddle said...

Hi Anabel, sorry for the late visit to your post! I can't believe it's almost time for the next cake slice bakers reveal and I'm only now checking out what everyone baked last month! It looks like you did an amazing job on last month's cake. It looks delicious. I can't wait to see what you bake this month x

DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

This cake is gorgeous! It looks like something on the display stand in a cake shop! I am so sorry I am so late to comment but life has been mad the last month!