This makes a nice touch at Easter or as a lovely spring cake. Frost with a yellow-tinted seven-minute frosting.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine the water and the white sugar, boil until mixture spins a thread approximately 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

  • Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy but not stiff. Add hot syrup slowly to egg whites, beating until cool, about 15 minutes.

  • Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Fold 1/3 cup of the egg whites into the beaten egg yolks to lighten.

  • Sift 1 cup flour over the egg whites and gently fold in. Add almond flavoring.

  • Sift remaining flour over egg yolks and fold in orange flavoring. Spoon egg white batter and egg yolk batter alternately into one ungreased 9-inch tube pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Once cool frost with yellow tinted Seven Minute Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 186 mg cholesterol; 265 mg sodium. 44.2 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
This is a "Sunshine Cake" much like an Angel Food Cake. Eggs must be handled very carefully as the perfectly beaten egg whites are what leaven or raise the cake. Cream of tartar is what is added as a "raising agent" in most Angel Food type recipes. When this cake is baked it should have yellow and white alternating areas like an "Unswirled" marble cake. If you have never made an Angel Food Cake I would advise you to do some reading about them before attempting this wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
This is a "Sunshine Cake" much like an Angel Food Cake. Eggs must be handled very carefully as the perfectly beaten egg whites are what leaven or raise the cake. Cream of tartar is what is added as a "raising agent" in most Angel Food type recipes. When this cake is baked it should have yellow and white alternating areas like an "Unswirled" marble cake. If you have never made an Angel Food Cake I would advise you to do some reading about them before attempting this wonderful recipe. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
This is a "Sunshine Cake" much like an Angel Food Cake. Eggs must be handled very carefully as the perfectly beaten egg whites are what leaven or raise the cake. Cream of tartar is what is added as a "raising agent" in most Angel Food type recipes. When this cake is baked it should have yellow and white alternating areas like an "Unswirled" marble cake. If you have never made an Angel Food Cake I would advise you to do some reading about them before attempting this wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2015
This was really tasty. My family enjoyed it. Have to admit I was a little scared of the drizzling hot syrup into the egg whites. I'd never done something like that before. No worries though I just made it harder in my head.:) It took a little bit of time to put together but the end result is worth it. I didn't use a seven minute frosting only because I don't care for it so I used a stabilized whipped cream frosting. Lovely cake. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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