Feather sponge cake rose nearly to the rim of my taller cake tin! When I poured batter into the tin it was less than half the height of the pan! So do not be alarmed, thinking you won't have enough batter, bake Feather sponge cake and be amazed!
1 1/2 cups Cake flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Cold water
1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Almond extract
3/4 tsp Cream of tartar
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Separate the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl,
beat egg yolks 4 minutes. Gradually add the cold water and beat until
mixture is pale yellow and foamy on top, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in
granulated sugar until it is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Beat
in vanilla and almond extract. Sift the flour mixture over the yolk
mixture, about 1/3 at a time, fold in. In a separate bowl, beat egg
whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry, 5 to 6 minutes. Fold
into flour mixture.
Turn dough into an un-buttered 10-inch tube cake pan and bake in preheated oven until top springs back when touched lightly. Invert cake pan and cool.
Run a sharp knife around the edges of Feather sponge cake to loosen it. Remove from pan. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar.
Cake can be made 1 day ahead.
Make the Satin Cream. (Can be made several hours ahead.)
SERVING: Cut Satin Cream on Feather Sponge Cake into slices.
Top each piece with Satin Cream.
Sprinkle satin cream with grated lemon zest.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!