Coconut Gingerbread Cake Recipe
This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut topping really dressed up a boxed gingerbread mix. When I bring it to potlucks and family get-togethers, it never lasts long! -Paula Hartlett, Mineola, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:9 servings
- 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) gingerbread cake/cookie mix
- 1 large navel orange
- 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
- 2. Grate 1 tablespoon of peel from the orange; set aside. Peel and section orange, removing white pith; dice the orange.
- 3. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, brown sugar, orange juice, diced orange and reserved peel; spread over warm cake. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 323 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.
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