Granny's delicious homemade sponge cake recipe, just one half cup of orange juice adds such a refreshing flavor. Made in a tube pan or a specialty pan, this cake sets up perfectly and can be decorated for an occasion.
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Orange or pineapple juice
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Separate the whites of the eggs and beat them until
stiff. While beating them, add 3/4 cup sugar slowly until it's good and foamy
(also add the salt). Now get to the yellow of the 6 eggs. Also beat them until
good and stiff. (Of course, don't forget the 3/4 cup of sugar which is
left from the 1 1/2 cups of sugar.) Now after the yellow is nice and stiff,
add slowly the flour which is already sifted with the baking powder.
Alternately add the juice and flour slowly. When the flour and juice is mixed up,
slowly add egg whites (which have been beaten) and very carefully fold
together. I hope you will find Granny's directions in good working order.
Have you got a tube pan? It has to be made in one!
Also, do not grease the pan. Bake Granny's sponge cake until brown and done. Make sure you turn the pan upside down after baking. Let the cake stay in the pan until it's cold. Then with a knife, slowly separate cake from the sides of pan, it will then come out easy.
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!