Pineapple Sponge Cake

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This cake is great for any occasion even birthdays and special occasions. This is one of my mother's favorite special occasion cakes.

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Servings:
14
Yield:
1 to 10 - inch tube cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 6 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice

  • 2 cups whipped cream

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cored

  • 12 maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Sift the cake flour and baking powder together.

  3. Separate the eggs, put the egg yolks into a large bowl and the egg whites into a small bowl. With an electric mixer beat the egg yolks until thick and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup of the white sugar. Add the lemon juice and pineapple juice. Add the sifted cake flour mixture gradually while continually beating. Beat only until just blended (about 1 1/2 minutes).

  4. With an electric mixer beat the egg whites with the salt until moist peaks form (about 1 minute). Gradually beat in 3/4 cup of the white sugar (about 50 seconds).

  5. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter and mix only until blended. Pour batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. With a knife or spatula gently cut through batter going round in a circular motion six times to release any air bubbles.

  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 1 hour or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Invert pan on rack to cool. Once cake is cool loosen sides with a spatula and remove from pan. Frost cake with whipped cream and garnish with wedges of pineapple and maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
4g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 115mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.