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Ambrosia Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Henry

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
⅔ cup softened unsalted butter
1 cups sugar
3 eggs
5 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt

Filling:
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
cup orange
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 slightly beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter

Buttercup Frosting:
2 unbeaten egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons soft butter

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375
Grease and flour (or fine sugar) two 9" cake pans
Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean

Cake:

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

Combine juices and water.

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, one at a time; add zest; beat until blended.

Alternately add dry mixture and juice mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, starting and ending with dry ingredients; blend well.

Filling:

Cook all ingredients in a double boiler (or steel bowl over simmering water in saucepan) until thick; cool.

Icing:

With a hand mixer, beat mixture as it cooks until thick and proper consistency to spread; cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
90 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mama made this old-fashioned Southern cake for my 16th birthday. It is time-consuming but worth the effort!

It doesn't even have the dreaded pecans or other forbidden ingredients! Bonus.

 

 

 

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