Kentucky Cream Cake

Kentucky Cream Cake

From the kitchen of Judy/AZ

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
5 egg yolks
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut
2/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans)
5 egg whites, beaten

Cream shortening, margarine and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour and baking soda, alternately with buttermilk. Add vanilla, coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Bake in 2 or 3 (8 x 8 x 2-inch) layers in preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Kentucky Cream Cake Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese
4 tablespoons margarine
1 (1 pound) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chopped nuts (pecans)

Cream the cream cheese, margarine, sugar and vanilla extract. Frost cake with this and sprinkle with chopped nuts.