Amalgamation Cake

Recipe by Ashley U
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Butter and flour three 9-inch diameter cake pans.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter and 1 3/4 cups sugar in large bowl.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients with milk.
  • Beat whites in another large bowl to soft peaks.
  • Slowly beat in 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Continue beating until stiff but not dry.
  • Fold whites into batter.
  • Divide batter among prepared pans; smooth tops.
  • Bake cakes for about 35 minutes.
  • Cool cakes for about 10 minutes.
  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk sugar, bourbon and yolks in medium bowl.
  • Gradually whisk in melted butter.
  • Return mixture to saucepan; whisk over medium heat until very thick for about 6 minutes.
  • Mix in chopped pecans, raisins and 1 1/2 cups coconut.
  • Chill until cold for about 1 hour.
  • Place 1 cake layer on platter.
  • Spread 1/3 of filling over; cover with second layer.
  • Spread 1/3 of filling over; top with third cake layer.
  • Spread remaining filling over top (not on the sides) of cake.
  • Sprinkle additional coconut in 1-inch border around top edge of cake.
  • Garnish with pecan halves.
  • Can be prepared 1 day ahead.
  • Let sit 2 hours at room temperature.
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