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Ambrosia Cake

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Ingredients
  Cooking oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Water 6 Tablespoon
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flaked coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted cake flour 1 1⁄8 Cup (18 tbs) (1 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 4
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sweetened whipped cream/Whipped topping 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mandarin oranges 1
  Grated coconut 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 350°F before baking.

MAKING
2) Whip egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until they reach very stiff stage.
3) In a mixing bowl, mix oil, egg yolks, water, grated rind, vanilla and 1/2 cup coconut.
4) Add in sifted flour, sugar, and baking powder and beat the mixture at low speed of mixer or 75 strokes for 1/2 minute by hand.
5) Mix well this mixture to the beaten egg white mixture,but lightly.
6) Take an ungreased pan (8x8x2 inches); pour the mixture into it and bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
7) Keep the pan upside down and let cool for 1 hour.
8) Carefully release the cake from pan and divide into 2 layers.
9) Use whipped cream to spread between layers and also on top.

SERVING
10) Sprinkle with coconut and decorate with oranges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Orange
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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