An Italian Classic from the South (Texas, That Is)

Sometimes, a change in Old World classics occurred long ago. Italian Cream Cake may be one such example, although the origins are sketchy. The theory is: When Italian immigrants began to settle in the American South throughout the last century, they joined junior leagues, embraced butter, and came up with such things as the Italian Cream Cake, now a beloved dish at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX.

The cake is a sweet, indulgent treat with coconut, pecans and cream cheese fros

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