Growing up, my Memaw ALWAYS made a German chocolate cake for my birthday. It has ALWAYS been what I love to eat.
UNTIL, my Aunt Debbie made an Italian Cream cake for me the day after I gave birth to my first child.
I remember the pang of guilt that shot through me, when I considered that “this could be my new favorite birthday cake.”
Ok, move over just a tad, German chocolate cake. Italian Cream cake is NOW my number 1a favorite dessert to eat. This is Aunt Debbie’s recipe. I have never made it myself, but I’ve happily eaten it for the last eight years.
- 1 (16.25-ounce) package white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 3 T Rum (optional)
- Cream Cheese Frosting (below)
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