cake mix italian cream cake recipe

1 c buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
2 c white sugar
5 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flaked coconut
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons light cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 c sweetened coconut
How To Make It
Preheat oven 350 degrees F Greased 3 9-inch round cake pans. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; put aside. In a bowl, cream 1/2 c butter, shortening also white sugar to light & fluffy. Stir in eggs, buttermilk mixture, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup coconut, baking powder, and flour. Stir until just combined.

Pour batter to prepared pans.Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool.To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and icing sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in a small amount of cream to achieve desired consistency. Stir in chopped walnuts and remaining shredded coconut. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cooled cake.