Orange Sponge Tube Cake

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is a favorite from a very old Better Homes and Gardens book. I use it to make my Orange Icebox Cake (recipe 75433).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325º.
  2. Beat the egg yolks until very thick and light-colored.
  3. Add the orange peel and the juice and continue to beat until very thick.
  4. Beat in 1 cup of sugar and the salt.
  5. Gently fold in the flour.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until they reach the soft-peak stage.
  7. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar.
  8. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  9. Spoon into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  10. Bake 55 minutes, or till done.
  11. Invert pan to cool.


Most Helpful

I topped this cake with an orange glaze and served it as my husband's birthday cake. It was absolutely perfect in every way. I loved the orange flavour. I will definitely keep this recipe!

cpenner January 21, 2004

We've made this go-to cake and its lemon variant for years (substitute 2 tsp lemon peel for 1 tbl orange and 1/4 c lemon juice and 1/4 c water for 1/2 c orange juice) for years. We drizzle chocolate ganache on the orange cake (yum!) and use lemon glaze for the lemon cake.gets rave reviews and is satisfyingly simple.

jselbo November 28, 2016

I made this sponge cake and topped with an orange glaze. It is light and delicious! Just becareful of the pan size, mine grew too big.

danielle September 12, 2007

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