Lime Angel Food Cake

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Lime Angel Food Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 cup cold butter or margarine, cubed
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (10 inches)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and yolks. Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, lime juice and peel. Cook over simmering water while gradually whisking in butter. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and reaches 160 degrees. Strain; refrigerate until completely cool. In a mixing bowl, beat cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar. Gently fold into lime mixture.

  2. Split cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread 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.

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