Monday, August 24, 2020


Yesterday I baked a Walnut Coconut

 Cream Cheese Cake.  I had baked

a similar cake last week and decided to

 compare the two and found we liked this

one better.  The other had toasted pecans

which was wonderful too.  I don't see why

this cake couldn't be made substituting 

the toasted pecans for the walnuts.


We were glad to slice this cake and

enjoy it! I put quite a bit in the freezer

for another day.

I see I originally cut this recipe out of an

old Southern Living magazine back in the


This recipe called for using 2 cake pans but I

 decided to use 3 -  8 1/2" cake pans which I think

make a prettier cake.  I also used 6 eggs

instead of 5 because eggs seem to be smaller

to me these days.

So here are the CAKE ingredients:

1/2 cup soft butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 2

cups sugar, 6 eggs separated, 1 cup buttermilk,

1 tsp baking soda, 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp vanilla

extract, 1 1/2 cups chopped black or regular

walnuts, 2/3 cup shredded coconut

 1/2 tsp cream of tartar.

If I have a recipe that includes beaten egg whites I prefer to do that task first and then I just sat that aside.

Cream the soft butter with the shortening and add the sugar beating till fluffy.  Now add the 6 egg yolks beating well.  Combine buttermilk and soda, and vanilla and stir together.  Add the flour to creamed mix and also the buttermilk mix.  Fold in the egg whites now and and lastly when they are mixed through add the walnuts and coconut stirring well.

Pour the batter into 3 cake pans which you have greased with room temperature butter and floured.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

 I believe I went 25 minutes with my convection oven.


 1/2 cup (1 stick) room temperature butter, 1 -  8 oz cream cheese 3 cups confectioners sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla.  Blend until smooth and spreadable (can add tiny bit of milk to thin if needed)

Spread on bottom layer first, then others and when all done sprinkle with more chopped walnuts.


Marilyn Miller said...

Sounds delicious!
Love the purple teacups!

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious! The lavender transferware is gorgeous.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Bernideen, I'd love a slice of that cake. Your table looks beautiful in all it's pretty purple.

Lynn said...

What an absolutely delicious looking cake. Sounds like an
easy recipe to follow. But I'll wait to bake when this heat
in Ohio breaks over the weekend. Hoping for rain at my house,
but it skirts around too much.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yum !
I have a birthday party to help with, this sounds like it would be a wonderful cake to take.
Thank you for sharing,

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I want a piece of that cake it looks oh so good.Your baking is always so appealing to see
Of course I love your Charlotte lavender tea cups sets.

Lori said...

I am going to have to try this cake recipe. It looks amazing. I found your blog through A Brit in Tennessee. I look forward to looking around your blog.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, that cake sounds delicious! And such a beautiful presentation. Wishing you a wonderful autumn.