Ambrosia Cake

Jeannette Price Vaughan
Family Treasures

  • 1/2 cup Crisco®
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1 apple, soda
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water

Cream Crisco® and sugar. Add eggs. Mix soda into buttermilk and add alternately with sifted flour. Add cocoa and water and stir in chopped apple. Bake in 3 layers at 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Let cool.

Icing:
  • 3 cup sugar
  • 2 cup sweet milk
  • 1 stick oleo
  • pinch of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 (6oz) package frozen coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
Optional:
  • 1 cup raisin (I don’t use these)
  • juice of 1 orange

Mix sugar, baking powder, and soda in a BIG boiler. Add milk and margarine and cook until thickens. Watch carefully, it will boil up to a very big froth. When thickened, remove from heat and add other ingredients. Let cool and spread on cake punching holes in cake to let the liquid soak in . Be sure to frost top and sides.

This a good cake for Christmas but it ain’t bad, anytime.





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