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Citrus Spice Sponge Cake

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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