Ambrosia Cake

Recipe for Ambrosia Cake - An angel food cake with lots of fresh flavor. The pineapple, mandarin oranges, and toasted coconut give this cake recipe a tropical flair.

Recipe for Ambrosia Cake – An angel food cake with lots of fresh flavor. The pineapple, mandarin oranges, and toasted coconut give this cake recipe a tropical flair.

Ambrosia Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese frosting
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • zest of half an orange
  • 1 angel food cake, baked, cooled
  • 2 cans (15 oz. ea) mandarin orange slices, drained
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple slices, drained and cut into quarters
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

    Pineapple Curd:
  1. Bring juice from canned pineapple to boil. Whisk together eggs, yolk, and sugar in medium bowl. Add to pineapple juice, whisking continuously over medium heat until it becomes thick (3-4 minutes). Take off heat, stir in butter and salt. Pour in small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Cake:
  3. Bake cake according to package directions. When cooled, slice horizontal into 3 even layers.
  4. Take vanilla frosting, orange juice and orange zest; stir to combine.
  5. Place bottom layer of cake on platter, spread 1/2 of orange frosting on bottom layer, top with mandarin oranges.
  6. Place another layer of cake on top, spread pineapple curd over this layer and top with 4 slices of pineapple rings cut into 1/2.
  7. Add third layer of cake, frost all around the sides with rest of orange frosting. Frost top with cream cheese frosting.
  8. Layer 4 pineapple rings on top, cut into 1/4 and second can of mandarin oranges.
  9. Press toasted coconut into sides and on top of cake.
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