This cake's frosting is similar to that of German Chocolate Cake.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3-layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 8-inch cake pans.

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  • Mix flour, soda, cloves, and cinnamon; add 1 cup raisins, 1 cup nuts, and 1 cup coconut and mix well. Set aside.

  • Cream 2 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cups butter. Stir in jam. Add buttermilk alternately with flour mixture, mixing with a spoon, until all is used up, ending with flour mixture.

  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until they hold a peak. Fold into other mixture. Pour into prepared cake pans.

  • Bake approximately 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool and frost.

  • To make frosting: mix 4 egg yolks until they are broken up and smooth, add 1/2 cup evaporated milk and mix together until the eggs yolks are mixed well with milk. Add rest of evaporated milk, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 cup butter. Cook until thick and remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups nuts, 2 cups raisins, and 2 cups coconut. Cool slightly while beating mixture with a spoon. Spread on cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

1286 calories; protein 15.9g 32% DV; carbohydrates 181.9g 59% DV; fat 59.6g 92% DV; cholesterol 159.6mg 53% DV; sodium 474.3mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
AMALGAMATION is right! Took an AMALGAMATION of ingredients!:-) I tried this the other day and it was WELL worth it! Will have to make another because I am going to take it to the Church dinner next Sunday. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
AMALGAMATION is right! Took an AMALGAMATION of ingredients!:-) I tried this the other day and it was WELL worth it! Will have to make another because I am going to take it to the Church dinner next Sunday. Thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I took this to my favorite charity's first ever CAKE AUCTION.People were bidding like crazy. The cake finally went for 51.25. I guess that says something about this fabulously unique and tasty treat! Thanks for sharing Glenda. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
Really good fruity cake. More work than I usually like to put in (I'm seriously into one-pot cookery!). Icing too sweet for me but made it look really impressive. Well liked by everyone who tasted it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2016
I make this cake for Christmas every few years - it brings back memories of my grandmother who made a cake like this for Christmas except it also had chopped dates in it. She mixed 1 cup each of dates nuts raisins and coconut in her flour mixture. She always used her homemade blackberry jam in her cake - I also use blackberry jam. Very very good and very very moist. And very very time consuming but so worth it! I cut this very rich cake in thin slices with a serrated knife. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
This was fabulous! Read More
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