Supreme Orange Sponge Cake2012-12-06
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 45m
- Ready In : 60m
As it gets colder, the market is filling up with fat juicy oranges, and I immediately knew I had to bake my orange favorite. Supreme Orange Sponge Cake is a recipe I first came across on this delightful site called ‘They Draw and Cook‘ (check it out!). I’ve made it about half a dozen times and it turns out wonderfully each time, and the beautiful aroma of orange wafting through the house is just irresistible. I think it would go great with a sugar icing but frankly I’ve never tried it. I’ve put down 8 servings, because this would make at least 8 chunky slices, but frankly my 6 year old and I can polish off half while its still warm!
Good luck, it’s a must try, especially because it’s so fat free.
SUPREME ORANGE SPONGE CAKE
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 7 tablespoons orange juice ( 1 orange should be enough)
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salted butter
- 7-8 walnuts. 4 whole for the top, the rest crumbled (optional)
Turn on your oven, and grease your baking tin. About 12 x 4 inches and 5 inches high is what I use.
Wash the orange thoroughly and use the smallest file on your grater to make the zest.
Cut the orange into half and squeeze the orange juice, strain and set aside.
Very carefully separate the eggs. Set aside the whites.
Now in a large mixing bowl cream together the yolks, sugar and butter.
Add the flour and the baking soda. Mix vigorously. The mixture will be pretty thick; add a little more orange juice if you absolutely have to.
Add the small pieces of walnuts if you want and stir vigorously once more. Set aside.
Beat the egg whites till stiff. The quickly fold it into the cake mixture.
Pour into the cake tin, garnish with the rest of the walnuts and pop it into the oven. Turn the oven right down to low, and wait out 30-40 minutes depending on your oven. Enjoy those awesome citrus aromas floating around your kitchen.
Check with a knife. It comes out clean, you're done.
Take your tray out of the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes and the slide the cake onto a cooling rack. Enjoy that golden orange delight!
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