• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    This cake is in my top ten favorite desserts of all time. It’s pillowy soft, moist, and just all around perfect. Top it with a pecan studded cream cheese icing and you’ll bring back an empty pan every time.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 5 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
    • ½ cup butter, at room temp
    • 3.5-4 cups confectioner’s sugar
    • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 956 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 47 g 72.77%
    • Saturated Fat: 24 g 117.63%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 96 mg 31.95%
    • Sodium: 251 mg 10.46%
    • Calcium: 67 mg 6.7%
    • Potassium: 117 mg 3.33%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 12.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 144 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.58%
    • Sugar: 118 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 12.72%
    • Vitamin C 0.45%
    • Vitamin D 0.76%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs7
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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