Citrus Sponge Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Aunt Willie

A co-worker brought this into a work luncheon and I begged her for the recipe after tasting it. She drizzled the slices with an orange syrup, but she didn't give me that recipe. I think it could be made by combing 2 tbsp of orange juice with enough powdered sugar to make a drizzable icing.

Top Review by JeffsInTheKitchenAg

Came out as a moist and fragrant sponge - most popular post-meal dessert at dinner! Could possibly use a slightly longer bake time (ie 30 minutes) but might be my oven. Added an orange glaze to top but next time will also offer a fruit compote on the side. Will definitely make it again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg yolks until slightly thickened.
  3. Gradually add 3/4 cup of sugar and hot water to yolks, beating until thick and lemon colored.
  4. Blend in orange juice, vanilla, orange and lemon peels.
  5. Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add to wet ingredients.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  8. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, a tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.
  9. Fold 1/4 of the egg white mixture into batter until incorporated. Fold in remaining egg whites.
  10. Spoon into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until cake springs bake when pressed lightly.
  12. Immediately invert pan and cool.

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