While it may seem overwhelming at first to be tasked with making enough dessert to feed a big crowd, we think it can actually be easier sometimes when you’ve got the right recipes to turn to, ones that are easy to put together and that work out every time. This Italian cream cake is one of our tried-and-true recipes that bakes in a standard jelly roll baking sheet, which means this dessert can easily serve up to 20 people! Now, we’re not totally sure what makes this cake Italian, but it’s got all your traditional cake ingredients, plus coconut and pecans, which take this recipe to the next level and make it truly great.
So for this cake, we want to make sure it’s as moist and delicious as possible, so we’ve got a cup of butter, five eggs and buttermilk in here to make sure it stays as moist as possible. Adding pecans and coconuts to both the cake itself and on top of the frosting means you’ve got tons of fresh, added flavor that enhance the cake and make this a dessert you’ll be craving all week. If you think it’s too much of either, you can easily choose to just put them in the cake or use ‘em as garnish, or you could just go with pecans or just with coconut – this is your Italian cream cake and you can make it however you like!
The important thing here is that you make this and see how yummy it is. If you’ve got your whole family coming over in the next few weeks and the thought of serving all of them was stressing you out, worry no more – this is the answer. Plus, since sheet cakes end up being relatively thin slices, you can feel great about going back for seconds or trying out a second dessert. Win-win!
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