Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 cup butter
5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 egg whites
2 cups white sugar
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flaked coconut
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
½ cup butter
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped walnuts
Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine, egg yolks, and 2 cups white sugar. Alternately mix in flour and buttermilk. Add baking soda. Mix in 1 cup walnuts and coconut.
Beat egg whites, and fold into batter. Pour batter into three greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven.
Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Spread onto cooled cake. Top iced cake with chopped walnuts.
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