Sunshine Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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'.


★★★★★ 3 votes



  • 1 1/4 c
    cake flour
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 9
    egg whites
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c
  • 5
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract



  1. In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar until medium stiff. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In 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.
  4. Gently fold egg/flour mixture into beaten egg whites 1/4 at a time.
  5. Pour 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.
  6. Invert pan to cool. Let stand overnight before removing from pan.
  7. Frost with a buttercream frosting or I like a powdered sugar glaze drizzled over cake.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes definitely aren't the pits. Here are some of our favorite peach recipes on Just A Pinch - we promise they're delicious!

15 Cobbler Recipes To Make For Summer Dessert

15 Cobbler Recipes To Make For Summer Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy and always delicious, cobblers are one of our favorite summer desserts! From classic peach to cheery cherry to drool-worthy chocolate, you need to check out these homemade cobbler recipes...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...