Sunshine Cake Recipe

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Mary Louise


This is an excellent tasting cake that I have made many times. It taste best with just a simple powdered sugar glaze drizzled over it!

This is a very OLD recipe (1926)from The Wisconsin State Fair 'Blue Ribbon Cookbook'.

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1 1/4 c
cake flour
1 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking powder
egg whites
1 1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 c
egg yolks
1/4 c
cold water
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract


1In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

2In a large bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar until medium stiff. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

3In a small bowl beat egg yolks, water and extracts for 1 minute. Add to sifted dry ingredients and beat 1 more minute on medium speed.

4Gently fold egg/flour mixture into beaten egg whites 1/4 at a time.

5Pour into a tube pan and bake 45-50 in a 350 degree oven. When cake springs back to a light touch of the finger it is done.

6Invert pan to cool. Let stand overnight before removing from pan.

7Frost with a buttercream frosting or I like a powdered sugar glaze drizzled over cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes