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Cream and More Cream Cake Recipe

Cream and More Cream Cake

Cream filling

2/3 c. sugar

3 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 1/2 c milk

5 egg yolks

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 c cream

Cake

1/2 c toasted pecans or walnuts

1/2 c toasted coconut, if desired

1 stick butter

1/2 c shortening

1 3/4 c sugar PLUS 1/4 c sugar

4 eggs, separated

1/2 c buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 c flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Icing

3 c powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 stick butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 c toasted coconut

To make the cream filling:

In a saucepan combine sugar,flour and cornstarch. Gradually add milk, stirring over medium heat until mixture thickens. remove saucepan from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks and slowly add the hot mixture to the yolks, stirring well as you combine them. Return to saucepan and add vanilla and butter. cook and stir for another 2 minutes on low until filling is mixed well and thickened.

Add heavy cream, stirring well just long enough for the mixture to thicken again. Remove from heat once it becomes a nice creamy thickened consistency. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, pour into a bowl and put it in the fridge to cool.

To make the cake:

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Toast coconut and nuts and set aside.

In mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and 1 3/4 cups sugar until mixture is creamy.Add egg yolks, vanilla and buttermilk, mixing well.

Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl. Then slowly add to the creamed mixture, remembering to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, Stir in nuts and coconut.

Using a separate bowl, beat egg whites and 1/4 c sugar until stiff. Fold egg whites into batter. Then pour into 2 -9 inch greased cake pans. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Turn cakes out onto cooling racks. let cool.

Icing:

Beat all ingredients together until creamy.

If you wish, slice the two cakes into 4 layers. Place the bottom layer on the cake plate, spoon some of the filling onto the layer, top with toasted coconut and place other half of cake on top.Ice that layer with cream cheese icing. Place the bottom of the secondcake layer on top and add cream filling and coconut. Place the final layer on the cake. Ice the cake and then sprinkle with toasted coconut. You can add a few pecan or walnut halves to the center of the top layer if so desired.

Tips: be sure to stir cream filling continually from start to finish for a lump- free filling. Eggs separate better when cold, but whip better at room temp. Always use room temp butter nad cream cheese.


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