My Moms Orange Sponge Cake

Linda Smith

By
@Cookenwithlov

While searching through some old cookbooks the other day, I found this paper book that had red poppy's on it and a yellow butterfly done in crayon. Thinking this was something my kids made me and I forgot about I opened it, to my surprise it was a cookbook I made in the 4th grade for Mother's Day for my Mom. I decided to post her recipe that was in the book Orange Sponge Cake with Orange frosting. Mom is 94 but when I mentioned it the other day her reaction was I used to make that cake for your birthday.


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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
cake flour
6 medium
eggs (separate yolks and whites)
1
orange rind (grated)
1/4 c
orange juice, fresh
1 1/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1/4 tsp
salt

ORANGE FROSTING

4 Tbsp
butter
1
orange rind (grated)
6 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh
3 1/2 c
confectioners sugar

Step-By-Step

1Beat egg yolks till light. Beat in sugar till mixture is fluffy.

2Stir in orange rind and orange juice alternately with flour and salt mixture. Beat well after each addition.

3Beat egg whites till frothy, sprinkle in cream of tartar and beat eggs whites till they hold peaks.

4Gently fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture. Pour into ungreased 10 inch tube pan.

5Bake 1 hour at 350 degree oven. Let cake cool before removing from pan.

6Orange Frosting:

7Cream butter till light, add orange rind. Stir in sugar alternately with orange juice beat until smooth and fluffy.

8Spread on top and sides of cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom