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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat egg yolks till light. Beat in sugar till mixture is fluffy.
2
Stir in orange rind and orange juice alternately with flour and salt mixture. Beat well after each addition.
3
Beat egg whites till frothy, sprinkle in cream of tartar and beat eggs whites till they hold peaks.
4
Gently fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture. Pour into ungreased 10 inch tube pan.
5
Bake 1 hour at 350 degree oven. Let cake cool before removing from pan.
6
Orange Frosting:
7
Cream butter till light, add orange rind. Stir in sugar alternately with orange juice beat until smooth and fluffy.
8
Spread on top and sides of cake.

About this Recipe

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