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Coconut Orange Cake

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Ingredients
For cake
  Yellow cake mix 18 1⁄4 Ounce (1 package)
  Eggs 3
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Canned coconut cream 8 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can)
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For orange filling
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Canned mandarin oranges 11 Ounce (1 can)
  Egg whites 2 , reserve egg whites for icing
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For icing
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Light corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sweetened shredded coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mandarin orange segments 6 (for decoration)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
2. For the cake :
3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, and oil and beat until well blended.
4. Beat adding cream of coconut and sour cream until smooth.
5. Line bottoms of two 9-inch round cake pans cutting circles of waxed paper.
6. Grease paper and sides of pans and pour the batter.
7. Bake 32 to 36 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
8. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack.
9. Loosen cake by running knife around edge of pans, remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.
10. For orange filling :
11. In a heavy small saucepan, combine sugar and flour and add oranges, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
12. Stirring constantly, place over medium heat and cook about 15 minutes until mixture thickens.
13. Cool to room temperature and spread filling between cake layers.
14. For icing, in top of a double boiler combine sugar, orange juice, egg whites, corn syrup and cream of tartar.
15. With a mixer beat until sugar is well blended.
16. Place over boiling water and continue beating about 7 minutes until soft peaks form.
17. Remove from heat add vanilla and continue beating 2 minutes until icing has attained the desired consistency.

FINALIZING
18. Ice the cake with prepared icing.
19. On top and sides of cake sprinkle coconut and decorate with orange segments.
20. Place in an airtight container, refrigerate to chill.

SERVING
21. Slice and serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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