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Intoxicating orange and coconut flavors, a light and perfect dessert for after a seder. It is pareve. If you want to, add whipped cream to the top. From Joan Nathan.
- Preheat the oven to 325°F
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar until the mixture holds stiff peaks.
- Without washing the beaters, beat the eggs yolk in a small bowl with the rest of the sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the yolks to the whites but do not stir.
- Add the walnuts and gently fold the ingredients together.
- Do the same with the coconut, one cup at a time.
- Pour the cake batter into a greased 9-inch spring form pan, and bake for 45 minutes until lightly brown on top.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Mix together the orange juice and orange liqueur. Pour over the cake while it is still in the pan.
- When the cake has cooled, place it in the refrigerator until it is time to serve.
- Just before serving (add whipped cream here, if desired) garnish with bittersweet chocolate shavings.
- Store in the refrigerator.