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Thread: The Best Birthday Cake EVER

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    25 years ago, I used to use an employment agency to hire new employees on a regular basis. The owner gave her regular customers a wonderful birthday cake every year to thank us for our business. When I left the state, I called and begged her for the recipe. I just made one today and it's just too good to keep for myself.
    Don't substitute low fat crap, and don't skimp on the beating! It takes some special shopping and a little extra time, but I swear, you'll never willingly make a box cake again! Here you go:

    VIRGINIA'S BIRTHDAY CAKE

    5 eggs-separated
    1 C Buttermilk
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    1 stick Butter
    1/2 C Shortening
    2 C Sugar
    2 C Flour
    1 tsp Vanilla
    1 C Chopped Pecans
    1 C Sweetened Flaked Coconut

    Preheat oven to 325
    Beat egg whites until stiff, set aside
    Add baking soda to butter milk in a two cup bowl, set aside
    Cream shortening and butter - add sugar gradually
    Add egg yolks one at a time, beat well after adding each
    Add buttermilk mixture and flour, alternate about half at a time
    Add vanilla
    Fold in egg whites by hand
    Fold in pecans and coconut by hand

    Grease and flour 3 - 9" pans. Bake at 325 for 30 min or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

    ICING

    1 stick Butter - room temp
    8 oz Cream Cheese - room temp
    1 lb Powdered Sugar
    1 tsp Vanilla

    Cream butter and cream cheese, slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla.

    After you've made and tried this wonderful cake, you may post these words to me: "MMMM, yum, Rose, that's the best cake I ever ate!"

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    Ok I printed it out and will let you know how it is...I need to get some cream cheese and coconut so will probably try it out next weekend...thanks for sharing!! crafty_linda_b

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    Sounds Yummy!!!

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    Can't wait to try...thanks for the recipe.

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    Can I make this in a tube pan?sounds delicious ! Thank you!

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    Sounds wonderful. I will try it and let you know what the family thinks.

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    I make a similar cake and you are right, it's wonderful! The one I make also calls for chopped maraschino cherries.

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    It sounds absolutely delicious!!

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    Now I'm hungry. I've got to make this. Thanks

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    I'm gonna try this one. Me and my Kitchenaid mixer LOVE making cakes from scratch!!

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    Sounds delicious. Since there are just the two of us I think, one to eat and two to freeze for later! Thanks for sharing!

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    I've made this cake for years and you are right, it is wonderful. It is a family favorite here. Sometimes I put a layer chocolate between the layers with extra coconut. I like it both ways.

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    Sounds delicious!
    Gonna try it!

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    sounds yummy. I am going to go make one right now. I have all of the ingredients on hand.

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    Does this call for three 9" round pans?

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    Quiltin cumin: yes, 3 pans, 9". And meanmom, you have everything? Wow! I'm impressed! Nobody has buttermilk anymore!

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    Sounds fabulous, I love coconut and pecans anything and I cant wait to make this.

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    What is it called? BTW I keep buttermilk on hand at all times. It's a fast seller in south GA.

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    We call this Italian Cream Cake. I bake it in three 9" pans. I add finely chopped pecans to the frosting. It makes a beautiful cake, picture pretty.

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    I think it's called Italian Cream Cake

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    Can I omit the coconut and pecans? I don't eat any nuts in my stuff. YUCK!.

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    Sounds like pure heaven.
    Robin in TX

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    Sounds wonderful, and very fattening ....LOL

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