Orange Sponge Tube Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by CCLady

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

Top Review by cpenner

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!

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.

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