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Sunshine Layer Cake

Ingredients
For heavenly angel food cake
  Egg whites 10
  Cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon
  Honey 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Whole wheat pastry flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unbleached flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
For sunshine filling
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 2 Cup (32 tbs), freshly squeezed
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flaked unsweetened coconut 2 Tablespoon
  Tangerine 1 Small, peeled and sectioned, removing the piths
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
2. Grease a 10-inch tube pan with removable tube

MAKING
3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
4. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form.
5. Drizzle in honey beating just to blend.
6. Sift the whole wheat pastry flour and unbleached white flour together 2 to 3 times.
7. Sprinkle 1 cup of the flour mixture over the egg whites then gently but thoroughly fold in.
8. Fold in vanilla extract.
9. Turn the batter tube pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until spongy to touch and light in texture.
10. Remove pan from oven and invert on a wire rack. Allow cake to cool completely.
11. Loosen the cake by running a knife around edges of pan. Turn cake out onto plate.
12. Run knife along bottom to release tube.
13. To make the filling, blend the cornstarch and 1/2 cup of the orange juice in a small saucepan.
14. Stir in remaining orange juice, honey.
15. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, the cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
16. Take pan off the heat and stir in the lemon extract. Let filling cool.

FINALIZING
17. Slice the cake crosswise into two layers.
18. Place the bottom layer on a pastry platter and spread 1/2 cup of prepared filling over it.
19. Sandwich with top layer of cake.
20. Cover the cake with remaining filling and generously sprinkle with coconut.
21. Decorate the cake with the tangerine segments.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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