Ambrosia Cake Recipe

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An angel food cake with lots of fresh flavor. The pineapple, mandarin oranges, and toasted coconut give this cake recipe a tropical flair. Learn how to toast coconut to use for this recipe and others, such as our Hawaiian Dessert recipe.
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  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 angel food cake mix
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 30 ounces mandarin oranges, drained
  • 20 ounces pineapple slices, drained and cut into quarters
  • 8 ounces cream cheese frosting
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut - toasted
Container:Angel Food cake pan
20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
  • Bring juice from canned pineapple to boil. Whisk together eggs 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.
  • Bake cake according to package directions. When cooled, slice horizontal into 3 even layers.
  • Take vanilla frosting, orange juice and orange zest; stir to combine.
  • Place bottom layer of cake on platter, spread 1/2 of orange frosting on bottom layer, top with mandarin oranges.
  • 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.
  • Add third layer of cake, frost all around the sides with rest of orange frosting. Frost top with cream cheese frosting.
  • Cut 4 pineapple rings into quarters and layer on top of cream cheese frosting. Add the second can of mandarin oranges on this layer with the pineapple.
  • Press toasted coconut into sides and on top of cake.
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"This recipe has been corrected. Thanks Char34 for letting us know. I hope you try this as it is a delicious dessert."
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"What orange juice and orange zest. This recipe is not complete. Could you please publish the ENTIRE recipe?"
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