I had an order today for an Italian Cream Cake. I haven't baked one in a long time, but man, oh man, I should've been baking them regularly.
Actually, I've only made this recipe three times before, but one of those times was for my sister. I tell you that for a reason.
Prior to baking for my sister, I was worried that maybe my recipe didn't taste like an "authentic" Italian Cream Cake, because honestly, I had never eaten it before taking an order for it (oy!).
I have no idea how I made it into my 30's without this cake in my life. It's so, so good!
Here's a picture of the one I sent out very early this morning. The pics aren't great - I blame it on the fact that I wasn't fully awake at 7 am. 😉 I've told you before, I'm not a morning person!
Back to my sister... she absolutely loves Italian Cream Cake and she had had it before quite a few times and she assures me that this one tastes great!!
Granted, I already knew that it was delicious (I may or may not be scarfing down an extra cupcake right now)... but I didn't know if it tasted how it was supposed to taste. But it does. I'm sure now.
How did this lead to cupcakes, you ask? Well today I was making a cake a little larger than my "normal" Italian Cream Cake, so I doubled the recipe and ended up with extra batter.
What better to do with extra batter than to make cupcakes? YAY!!
I wasn't sure how the cake recipe would translate to cupcakes, but let me assure you - it holds up just fine! These cupcakes are fantastic!!
Wait - before I do that... quick question for you. Do you call it an Italian Cream Cake or an Italian Cream Cheese Cake? Which is right? Italian Cream Cheese Cupcakes? Or is it just Italian Cream Cupcakes? Just wondering.
Ooooh, don't forget: if you love pecans, be sure to also check out the Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie cookies I made last week 🙂 and check out this post with tons of Christmas candy, cupcakes and other goodies!!
Okay - here's the printable recipe! This will make a 3-layer 8" cake or approximately 24 cupcakes. For the purpose of this recipe - we're talking about cupcakes!Print