I first posted this cake (and photo) back in
2009 but I have some issues here with some of my old blog posts. I changed my blog address a couple times over the years and some of my posts fell through the cracks. I thought
this cake was wonderful for fall:
Cream the butter and shortening: gradually add the sugar, beat till fluffy. Add egg yolks beating well. Combine buttermilk and baking soda and stir together. Add flour to creamed mix alternately with the buttermilk mix. Stir in vanilla and add walnuts and coconut stirring well. Beat the egg whites with clean beater blades and cream of tartar until stiff. Fold these egg whites into the batter.
Now pour batter into 3 cakes pans which you have greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes but check at 25 minutes. Cool completely before icing.
Here is the icing:
3/4 cup soft butter, 1 8oz and 1 4 oz cream cheese, 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Blend all till smooth and ice the cake between each layer and on the outside. Sprinkle with more walnuts.
Isn't it fun too BAKE! I love it!