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    Ambrosia Cake

    Source of Recipe

    Male Me a Cake web site

    Recipe Introduction

    Delicious cake recipe!

    List of Ingredients

    Ambrosia Cake

    1 c butter, softened
    2 c sugar
    4 ea eggs
    1 tsp butter flavoring
    1 tsp vanilla
    3 c cake flour, sifted
    2 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 c milk
    1/2 c coconut, flaked


    Orange Filling:
    1 c sugar
    3 tbsp cornstarch
    1/4 tsp salt
    3/4 c orange juice
    1/4 c lemon juice
    1/2 c water
    3 egg yolks, beaten
    1 tbsp orange rind, grated


    Divinity Frosting:
    1 1/2 c sugar
    1/2 ts cream of tartar
    1/2 c water
    3 egg whites
    1/2 tsp vanilla


    Cake Directions:

    Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flavorings.

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending withflour mixture. Mix on low speed after each addition just until blended.

    Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.

    Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

    Spread Orange Filling between layers; spread top and sides of cake with Divinity Frosting. Sprinkle with coconut.

    Filling Directions:

    Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; gradually stir in fruit juices and water.

    Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil 1 minute.

    Slowly stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.

    Remove from heat, and stir in orange rind. Let cool.

    Frosting Directions:

    Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.




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