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    Heavenly Pecan Cake

    Source of Recipe

    From the kitchen of Donna Grimm

    Recipe Introduction

    Makes 14 to 18
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup shortening
    5 egg yolks
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 teaspoon soda
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    5 egg whites
    1 small can coconut

    Combine butter and shortening. Add sugar. Cream Well. Add egg yolks and mix well. Combine flour and soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Add vanilla, coconut and nuts. Fold in slightly beaten egg whites. Bake in 3 9-inch layer pans in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes.

    Pecan Icing

    1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
    1/2 cup butter
    3/4 cup chopped pecans
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 box confectioners sugar

    Soften the cream cheese and butter. Mix well with remaining ingredients. Spread on 3 layer cake.




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