Ambrosia Cake

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Be proud to serve this moist and delicious citrus-spiked cake all dressed up in snowy white coconut.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Cake and Frosting

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
1/2
cup flaked coconut

Orange-Coconut Filling

1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/3
cup water
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
teaspoons orange juice
2
tablespoons flaked coconut

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans.
  • 2 To make orange-coconut filling, in small microwavable bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in 1/3 cup water. Stir in orange peel and orange juice. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture thickens and boils; stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir in 2 tablespoons coconut; cool.
  • 3 Fill cake layers with orange-coconut filling. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut over top. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

In the southern U.S., ambrosia cake is extremely popular. If you're offered cake in the South without your host mentioning the flavor, take delight; it will likely be ambrosia cake!

If you love the warm, nutty flavor of toasted coconut, you can toast it before sprinkling on top. To toast coconut, sprinkle it in an ungreased heavy skillet and cook over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
38g
38%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.