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Ambrosia Cake from Betty's Kitchen®

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"Indulge with ease! Step-saving white cake is the start of this heavenly cake that's layered with orange-coconut filling, then frosted and topped generously with luscious coconut."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (or lightly spray with cooking spray) bottoms only of two 8- or 9- inch round pans
  2. Beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes (or stir 3 minutes with wire whisk). Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 8-inch pans 27 to 32 minutes, 9-inch pans 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Decrease bake time by 2 to 3 minutes if using dark or nonstick pans.) Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Fill layers with Orange-Coconut Filling. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Sprinkle coconut over top. Store loosely covered.
  5. Orange-Coconut Filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch in small microwavable bowl. Gradually stir in 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 coconut; cool.
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  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Do not use 8 inch rounds. Bake 9 inch rounds 25 to 30 minutes. For filling, increase first microwave time to 1 minute 30 seconds, second microwave time to 1 minute.
  • Betty's 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.
  • Make your cake a cut above the rest! Let your frosted cake stand 1 to 2 hours before cutting, and use a long, thin knife for a neater job.
  • ®Reg. T.M. of General Mills, Inc. or its affiliates

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  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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