This is one of those days the grief counselors say we need to keep up traditions. It is my late husbands birthday ….he would have been 71 years old . Italian Cream cake was his favorite ….as well as chocolate cake , carrot cake ,German sweet, Mississippi Mud , plum and any other he could talk me into baking. Yes he loved his cake and could eat it to. Now since I’m trying not to eat to many sweets there wasn’t a plan to do this , but my cousins from Texas, the same ones who were angels last fall, made a pass through here yesterday afternoon and it would not have been proper Southern not to have a meal , simple , but with dessert. It is a little lop-sided and looks like Babe took a lick but she didn’t. It was good and so was the company.. Always nice when your family is also a friend. They are welcome any time and hope he brings his tools next time. LOL She always brings something….this time cookies.
1 cup real butter..unsalted; add 5 eggs..one at a time; 1 tsp. vanilla ext.; 1/2 tsp baking soda sifted with 2 cups flour: add this alternately with 1 cup buttermilk: add 2 cups coconut flakes ( I think 1 is enough) and 1 cup chopped pecans ( not pee-cans). 3 cake pans bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. Icing: 1 stick of butter ; 1 large. pkg cream cheese;1 box of conf. sugar and 1 tsp vanilla ext. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
Have a blessed day and remember…This is the day that the Lord has made…Rejoice!