Ambrosia Cake

Oxmoor House
one 2-layer cake


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2/3 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 egg whites


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in coconut and vanilla.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form; fold into batter.

Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely. Spread Orange Coconut Filling between layers; spread top and sides of cake with White Frosting.

Created date

February 2010