Fluffy Orange Sponge Cake

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Combine cake flour and 1/2 cup of the sifted powdered sugar, set aside.
  • In small mixer bowl beat egg yolks with electric mixer on high speed about 6 minutes or till thick and lemon coloured.
  • Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating constantly about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in orange peel.
  • Wash beaters thoroughly.
  • In large mixer bowl beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar till soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold yolk mixture into whites.
  • Sift flour mixture over egg mixture, 1/3 at a time and fold in gently.
  • Turn into ungreased 9 inch tube pan.
  • Bake in 325 degree oven about 55 minutes or till cake springs baack when lightly touched.
  • Invert cake in pan, cool thoroughly.
  • Remove from pan.
  • With a long tined fork, poke holes in top of cake at 1 inch intervals.
  • For syrup, in a saucepan combine orange juice and honey.
  • Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in almond extract.
  • Spoon syrup evenly over cake, a small amount at a time, allowing cake to absorb syrup.
  • Chill, if desired.