Ambrosia Cake

Oxmoor House
one 4-layer cake


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1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup boiling water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped


Cream shortening and sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat well. Add eggs, mixing well; set aside.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk; set aside. Dissolve cocoa in boiling water, stirring until well blended; set aside.

Combine flour and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and cocoa mixtures, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in apple.

Pour batter into 4 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.

Spread filling between layers; spread top and sides of cake with frosting. Garnish top of cake with Marzipan fruit.

Created date

February 2010