My Moms Orange Sponge Cake

Linda Smith


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

35 Min
1 Hr


  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp

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

How to Make My Moms Orange Sponge Cake


  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.

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About My Moms Orange Sponge Cake

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

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