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Today we’re having our cake, eating it too, and pairing it with Stella Rosa, because who doesn’t love a cake and wine combo? We are all about mixing sweets and our sweet tooth is on overdrive this month, so we are pairing this tasty Italian Cream Cake with our Stella Rosa Platinum. The natural flavors of green apple and vanilla in Stella Platinum really brings out the creaminess in this decadent Italian cake.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• Fresh berries
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 5 egg yolks
• ½ cup margarine, softened
• ½ cup shortening
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 cup coconut flakes
• 1 cup pecans, chopped

• 5 egg whites
• 8 oz. cream cheese
• ½ cup margarine, softened
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
• ½ cup pecans, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350° (175°C). Grease and flour three 8-in. round cake pans.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
3. In a large bowl, cream ½ cup margarine and shortening until light. Add white sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Stir together flour and baking soda, and add buttermilk into the creamed mixture; mix well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup coconut, and 1 cup pecans. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Spoon into prepared pans.
4. Bake for 25 to 40 mins. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
5. To make the frosting, combine cream cheese, margarine, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake. The remaining pecans can be stirred into frosting or sprinkled onto the cake after it is frosted. Decorate with fresh berries.

This recipe serves 6, so make sure you have plenty of Stella Rosa to share with your friends and family when you invite them over. Serve your Stella Rosa Platinum cold to truly enjoy this cake and wine experience. Have extra berries on hand and add them in your wine glass for an additional sweet bonus treat!

You can find Stella Rosa at your local retailer or visit San Antonio Winery in-store or online today. To view the entire collection, click here.