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Citrus Spice Sponge Cake

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  Unbleached white flour 14 Tablespoon (3/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄16 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 3
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 7
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange 1 , cut in half and each half sliced in fifths, making 10 half slices

Sift flour, spices and baking powder.
Set aside.
Whip yolks 2 minutes.
Dribble in orange juice while whipping.
Gradually add sugar and whip 3 more minutes until yolks are thick.
Fold in vanilla and grated peels.
Whip egg whites until foamy.
Add cream of tartar and whip to soft peaks.
Gradually add sugar and whip to wet peaks.
Fold the flour into the yolk mixture and then fold in the whites, taking care not to deflate.
Pour into an ungreased 9" tube pan.
Bake in the lower third of oven at 325° for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
Invert pan to cool.
When cooled, remove from pan and spoon glaze over cake.
Place orange slices on top of cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 235 Calories from Fat 22

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g3.9%

Saturated Fat 0.8 g4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 92.5 mg30.8%

Sodium 127 mg5.3%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.7%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 9 g17.7%

Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 39.6%

Calcium 10% Iron 11.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Citrus Spice Sponge Cake Recipe