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Orange Sponge Cake (P, TNT)
Source: Dinner Co-op
Serves: 12

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
6 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Combine flour and 1/3 cup sugar.

In a small mixer bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed 6 minutes or until thick. Combine orange peel and juice; add to yolks, beating at low speed until combined. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and salt, beating at medium speed until sugar dissolves.

Gradually add 1/4 of the flour mixture to yolk mixture, beating at low speed until combined. Repeat with remaining flour, 1/4 at a time, beating a total of 2 minutes.

Thoroughly wash beaters. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar; beat at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Stir 1 cup of the whites into yolk mixture.

By hand, fold yolk mixture into remaining whites.

Turn into an ungreased 10" tube pan. Bake at 325°F about 60 minutes. Invert cake in pan and cool completely. Loosen cake from pan before removing.

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A