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.

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


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

How to Make My Moms Orange Sponge Cake


  • 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.

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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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