Ambrosia Cake

Ambrosia Cake
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  1. 1 cup pineapple juice
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1 angel food cake mix
  7. 16 ounces vanilla frosting
  8. 2 teaspoons orange juice
  9. 1 tablespoon orange zest
  10. 30 ounces mandarin oranges, drained
  11. 20 ounces pineapple slices, drained and cut into quarters
  12. 8 ounces cream cheese frosting
  13. 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut - toasted
  1. Bring juice from canned pineapple to boil. Whisk together eggs and sugar in medium bowl. Add to pineapple juice, whisking continuously over medium heat until it becomes thick (3-4 minutes).
  2. Take off heat, stir in butter and salt. Pour in small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  1. Bake cake according to package directions. When cooled, slice horizontal into 3 even layers.
  2. Take vanilla frosting, orange juice and orange zest; stir to combine.
  3. Place bottom layer of cake on platter, spread 1/2 of orange frosting on bottom layer, top with mandarin oranges.
  4. Place another layer of cake on top, spread pineapple curd over this layer and top with 4 slices of pineapple rings cut into 1/2.
  5. Add third layer of cake, frost all around the sides with rest of orange frosting. Frost top with cream cheese frosting.
  6. Cut 4 pineapple rings into quarters and layer on top of cream cheese frosting. Add the second can of mandarin oranges on this layer with the pineapple.
  7. Press toasted coconut into sides and on top of cake.