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August 16, 2010

Boots and Bandanas dessert auction donor shares her Italian cream cake recipe

STILLWATER, Okla. — Gloria Hesser shared her recipe for the Italian cream cake she is donating to Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency’s Boots and Bandanas auction.

Italian Cream Cake

1 stick margarine

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

5 egg yolks

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 small can coconut

1 cup chopped nuts

5 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Cream margarine and shortening; add sugar and beat until mixture is smooth. Add egg yolks and beat well.

Combine flour and soda and add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Add coconut and nuts. Fold in egg whites.

Pour batter into three greased and floured 8-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8-ounce package softened cream cheese

1/2 stick margarine

1 box powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Chopped pecans

Beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth; add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.

Spread on cake and sprinkle top with pecans.

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