Sponge Cake

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 153


6 eggs separated
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups sugar divided
1 1/2 cups flour, stirred and measured
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange peel grated(optional)
1 teaspoon lemon extract


Separate eggs, placing whites in large mixing bowl, yolks in small mixing bowl. (If egg whites are brought to room temperature before beating, they will give greater volume.) Add cream of tartar to egg whites. Beat at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form set aside. To egg yolks, add flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, salt, orange juice (apricot nectar or water may be substituted), orange rind, and extract (vanilla may be substituted). Blend at low speed until moistened beat 1 minute at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour over egg whites. By hand, fold carefully just until well blended. Pour batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Invert and cool thoroughly. Remove cooled cake from pan. If desired, frost with Lemon Butter Fluff Frosting (recipe in this cookbook) or brush with Lemon Glaze (see below).

Lemon Glaze: In bowl, combine 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel or lemon extract, and enough lemon juice to give mixture a glaze consistency. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 153
Calories from Fat: 13

This Sponge Cake recipe is from the Managing Your Meals Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.