Valentine's Day Ambrosia Cake
1 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
4 ea eggs
1 ts butter flavoring
1 ts vanilla
3 c cake flour, sifted
2 1/2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1 c milk
1/2 c coconut, flaked
1 c sugar
3 tb cornstarch
1/4 ts salt
3/4 c orange juice
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c water
3 ea egg yolks, beaten
1 tb orange rind, grated
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 ts cream of tartar
1/2 c water
3 ea egg whites
1/2 ts vanilla
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of
an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each
addition. Add flavorings.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture
alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix
on low speed after each addition just until blended.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick
inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on
Spread Orange Filling between layers; spread top and sides of cake
with Divinity Frosting. Sprinkle with coconut.
Yield: one 3 layer cake
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; gradually stir in
fruit juices and water.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils;
boil 1 minute.
Slowly stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; add to
remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute longer,
Remove from heat, and stir in orange rind. Let cool.
Yield: about 2 cups
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.