My mom's request for her 90th birthday lunch - Italian Cream Cake - and really how do you say no to someone turning 90! I had an old recipe of hers for this cake but the one time I made it, it called for vegetable oil instead of butter and it was just odd - a bit too moist; so I searched the internet and found this recipe by Emeril and it was delicious. The only changes I made were to only use a cup of sugar for the cake and to toast some extra coconut for the top. It was moist and loved by all. I should definitely make this for my friend Paula K who LOVES coconut.
Post note: her birthday was July - took me awhile to post, summer is just so busy!