Ambrosia Cake

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.

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Cake and Frosting
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
cup flaked coconut
Orange-Coconut Filling
cup sugar
teaspoons cornstarch
cup water
teaspoon grated orange peel
teaspoons orange juice
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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 38g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.