This lemon sponge cake has a sharp yellow color and fresh
lemony coconut flavor. Dresses up real nice for an Easter cake! Lemon sponge cake
topped with flaked coconut, tinted in spring colors and trimmed into an Easter Egg shape.
8 Eggs, separated
1 1/4 cups Granulated sugar
1 tsp Grated lemon peel
1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, melted and cooled
Topping and Garnish6 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
1 cup Lemon juice
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/8 tsp Salt
1 cup Flaked coconut
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ two 9-inch round cake pans
To prepare cake recipe, beat together egg yolks, sugar and lemon
peel, until light and fluffy. Sift flour over egg mixture, gently fold in
until almost combined. Stir in melted butter.
Beat egg whites at high speed until firm, (but not stiff) peaks form. Stir one-quarter of beaten egg whites into batter. Fold in remaining whites. Spoon batter into prepared cake pans, smooth tops.
Bake lemon sponge cakes until golden and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer pans to wire racks to cool slightly. Loosen cakes by running a metal spatula around sides of pans. Turn cakes out onto wire racks to cool completely. Remove paper.
To prepare topping, in the top of a double boiler set over simmering (not boiling) water, mix together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, 15 minutes.
Transfer topping to a bowl, cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Place 1 layer on a serving plate. Spread one-quarter of topping over cake. Top with second layer. Spread remaining topping over top and sides of cake. Press coconut onto sides.
For an added delight, garnish lemon Easter sponge cake with jelly beans and or marshmallow chicks.
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!