Lime Angel Food Cake

“For my husband’s family reunion, I took a store-bought angel food cake and turned it into this special dessert with a lovely lime cream frosting topped with toasted coconut. It went over big!” —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Lime Angel Food Cake
Lime Angel Food CakePhoto: Taste of Home
Lime Angel Food Cake
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12servings 20minutes + chilling 15minutes + chilling
Servings Prep Time
12servings 20minutes + chilling
Cook Time
15minutes + chilling
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and yolks. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, lime juice and zest. Cook over simmering water while gradually whisking in butter. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Strain; refrigerate until completely cool.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar. Gently fold into lime mixture.
  3. Split cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with 2/3 cup lime mixture. Repeat. Place top layer on cake. Frost top and sides with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before slicing.