Ambrosia Layer Cake

120 mins (prep 60)
17 ingredients
makes 10 to 12 servings
Ambrosia may sound exotic, but it's simply chilled fruit (typically oranges or bananas) tossed with coconut and sugar. In some homes, it is served as a salad as well as a dessert. Here, food editor Alexis Touchet put her own spin on this southern classic by bringing cake into the picture, and moving the oranges to the filling and pressing the coconut into the frosting.

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Serving Size (113.41 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 349.66 Calories from Fat 32.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.61g 55.5%
Saturated Fat 2.28g 114.03%
Trans Fat 0.15g %
Cholesterol 9.54mg 31.8%
Sodium 249.1mg 103.79%
Total Carbohydrate 82.03g 273.44%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 1.54%
Sugars 78.48 g %
Protein 0.05g 0.99%
Vitamin A 110.88IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 70.44mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sifted cake flour, whole eggs, finely grated fresh orange zest, whole eggs, fresh orange juice, fresh lemon juice, finely grated fresh orange zest, large egg whites, fresh lemon juice, special equipment