Ambrosia Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising; sift before measuring)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large whole eggs, at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whole milk

  • For orange filling
    • 2 large whole eggs
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh orange zest

    For seven-minute frosting
    • 1 (7-oz) bag sweetened flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    • Special equipment: 2 (9- by 2-inch) round cake pans

    Description

    Ambrosia May Sound Exotic, But It's Simply Chilled Fruit (typically Oranges Or Bananas) Tossed With Coconut And Sugar. In Some Homes, It Is...

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