Ambrosia Layer Cake Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Ambrosia Layer Cake is a delightful and refreshing dessert that combines the flavors of a classic ambrosia salad with a moist and fluffy cake. This cake features layers of tender coconut cake filled with a creamy pineapple and mandarin orange filling. The cake is frosted with a light and fluffy whipped cream frosting and garnished with shredded coconut and maraschino cherries. Each bite of this Ambrosia Layer Cake is a tropical paradise, perfect for any special occasion or summer gathering.

13 Rating -
Non Vegdiet
2hr total
2hr total
Ambrosia Layer Cake

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Ambrosia Layer Cake Recipe

  • as per your need For The Cake
  • 1/10 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/5 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 0.40 Large Eggs
  • 0.30 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/5 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/20 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/10 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/10 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/10 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • as per your need For The Filling
  • 0.80 ounce Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/10 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/10 can Crushed Pineapple, Drained
  • 1/10 can Mandarin Oranges, Drained
  • as needed For The Frosting
  • 1/5 cup Heavy Cream
  • as needed For Garnish
  • as required Shredded Coconut
  • as needed Maraschino Cherries

Directions: Ambrosia Layer Cake Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven and prepare the cake pans by greasing and flouring them.
  • STEP 2.In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 3.Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • STEP 4.In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • STEP 5.Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the coconut milk.
  • STEP 6.Fold in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract.
  • STEP 7.Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops.
  • STEP 8.Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • STEP 9.Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 10.Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • STEP 11.In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • STEP 12.Add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  • STEP 13.Fold in the drained crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges.
  • STEP 14.Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top.
  • STEP 15.Top with the second cake layer and spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top and around the sides of the cake.
  • STEP 16.In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • STEP 17.Spread the whipped cream over the top and sides of the cake.
  • STEP 18.Garnish with shredded coconut and maraschino cherries.
  • STEP 19.Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • STEP 20.Slice and serve chilled.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to drain the crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges well to prevent the filling from becoming too watery.
  • For a more intense coconut flavor, you can add a few drops of coconut extract to the cake batter.
  • To make the cake extra moist, brush each cake layer with a simple syrup made from equal parts sugar and water before assembling the cake.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the Ambrosia Layer Cake in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
  • Serve chilled for the best taste and texture.
  • This cake is perfect for special occasions, parties, or as a refreshing summer dessert.
calories per serving
49 g Fat14 g Protein49 g Carbs9 g FiberOther

Current Totals

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  • Carbs
  • Protein
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  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp