Rich and Tender Orange Egg Yolk Sponge Cake

Rich And Tender Orange Egg Yolk Sponge Cake

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Elaine Douglas

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Lovely, light, delicious cake. Definitely a special occasion cake. When I made an Angel Food Cake I had lots of egg yolks left over. Being frugal, I found this egg yolk sponge cake recipe to use up the yolks.
Egg yolks have had a bad rap lately because of the cholesterol content. This has proven to be untrue. Eggs do not have the kind of cholesterol that is dangerous.
Enjoy this cake - in moderation, of course.

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Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 c
    twice sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    egg yolks (about 8 large)
  • 1
    whole egg
  • 1 1/2 c
    fine granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    strained orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 3/4 c
    boiling water

How to Make Rich and Tender Orange Egg Yolk Sponge Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Use 10 inch tube cake pan. Do not oil or grease the pan.
  2. Sift together the twice sifted flour, baking powder and salt and put back in the sifter.
  3. In a large mixing bowl (the large mixer bowl) beat the egg yolks and egg until thick and lemon coloured (about 5 minutes).
  4. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition (about 10 minutes)
    Remove the beater and fold in the orange zest, juice and flavouring.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg and sugar mixture. Fold in with a light motion, do not stir or beat.
  6. Add boiling water and fold in quickly just until mixture is blended.
  7. Turn into the ungreased tube pan and bake at 325 degrees F. for 60 to 65 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, turn over and let hang for one hour to cool.
    When the cake is cool, loosen with a spatula and remove from pan.
    When cold, dust with icing sugar or frost with Orange Butter Frosting.

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About Rich and Tender Orange Egg Yolk Sponge Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom



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