Amalgamation Cake II


My husband grew up in rural Mississippi in the 50's. He always talked about an Amalgamation Cake.

2 layer 8 or 9 inch cakes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 8 egg yolks

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 2 ½ cups raisins

  • 1 (14 ounce) package flaked coconut

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup hot water

  • 2 egg whites


  1. Bake white cake mix, following package directions, in two layers (either 8 or 9 inch).

  2. Filling: In a double boiler, combine egg yolks, flour, 2 cups sugar and butter. Cook, stirring, until thick.

  3. Add walnuts, pecans, raisins and coconut. Mix well. Spread filling between layers, on sides and top of cooled cake.

  4. Icing: Combine sugar and water in a saucepan; stir until well blended. Boil slowly without stirring until mixture will spin a long thread when a little is dropped from a spoon (hold the spoon high above saucepan), or reaches 238 - 242 degrees F (114 - 117 degrees C).

  5. In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer until they are stiff, but still moist. Pour hot syrup slowly over egg whites while beating. Continue until mixture is very fluffy, and will hold its shape. Spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
29g Fat
67g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 307mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.