Aunt Ida's Passover Sponge Cake

"Credit is given to Sandra Levine for her Aunt Ida's Sponge Cake. I came across this recipe that was posted on another site in March 2002 and it received great reviews. This cake is said to be good enough to be enjoyed all year long and I can hardly wait to bake it for seder #1. Now it can be said - since I made this cake for the 1st seder, I would not hesitate to make it again. The cake had a great light texture and tasted great; it was MOIST, it rose up quite high and everyone raved about it. Next time I make this, I will cut out and add a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, since it did stick ever so slightly. And also very important if you are making an additional 8" or 9" cake, only bake it for 25-30 minutes."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Sift cake meal and potato starch together and set aside.
  • Add oil and vanilla to egg yolks.
  • Add sugar and salt while beating.
  • Continuing to beat, add orange juice alternately with sifted dry ingredients.
  • Beat some more until creamy.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold into egg yolk mixture.
  • Pour batter to about 1 1/2" from the top of an ungreased 10" tube pan (an angel-food cake pan, with removable sides.) Bake at 325 degrees F.
  • for 50-60 minutes.
  • (There will be enough batter left over for an additional 8" or 9" round cake.) Invert to cool (important so cake won't collapse!).

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  1. your recipe calls forAunt Ida's Passove Sponge cake calls for 1 cup matzo meal. I'm sure you must mean cake meal. A sponge cake made with matzo meal would certainly be some kind of bomb. I suggest you change it before someone has a disaster.


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