Sunny Sponge Cake

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

This golden cake has a light texture and mild orange flavor that makes it a pleasant ending to most any meal. The spongy interior is moist, tender and flecked with bits of orange peel.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and hot water, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Blend in the orange juice, vanilla and orange and lemon peels. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg yolk mixture.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into the batter; fold in remaining whites.
  • Spoon into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Cut into slices; serve with whipped topping.

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 slice with 1 tablespoon whipped topping) equals 160 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 31 gm carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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