Sunshine Cake

Joan Woodward

By
@mrs_squeakles

Yet another saved recipe from the 1920s or 30s from my Auntie Ellen. In my aunt's handwriting on yellowing notepaper, this recipe is credited simply to a friend or parishioner -- Lena.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1-1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
water
6
eggs, separated
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
swansdown cake flour
3/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1 tsp
orange extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil sugar and water until threads drop from tip of a spoon.
2
Pour hot syrup in fine stream into beaten egg whites, to which salt has been added. beating the mixture until cool. Then add the well-beaten egg yolks.
3
Sift flour once into large bowl, measure, add cream of tartar and sift again three times.
4
Fold very carefully into the egg mixture, add extract.
5
Pour into an ungreased angel cake pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes in a moderate oven, 325 to 350 degrees.
6
When done, invert to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Heirloom