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Orange Meringue Cake

southern.chef's picture
  Cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 5
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 7
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Meringue frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine egg yolks, orange rind, orange juice, and oil, add to dry ingredients, and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy, add cream of tartar, and beat until stiff.
Fold egg yolk mixture gently into egg whites, blend well.
Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched with fingers.
Invert cake, cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Remove cake from pan, and slice into 5 equal layers.
Place bottom layer of cake on an ovenproof platter or wooden board, spread with one-fourth of Orange Filling.
Repeat with remaining layers and filling, ending with cake on top.
Spread top and sides with Meringue Frosting.
Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5324 Calories from Fat 1216

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 136 g209.9%

Saturated Fat 21.5 g107.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 925.4 mg308.5%

Sodium 6552 mg273%

Total Carbohydrates 759 g252.8%

Dietary Fiber 38.5 g154%

Sugars 461.2 g

Protein 258 g515.8%

Vitamin A 33.3% Vitamin C 402.8%

Calcium 158.8% Iron 27.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
where is the reciepe for the filling and meringue topping if I may ask?
Culinary.Crack.a.Jack's picture
Well it seems, the chef wants us to use our own favorite recipes for the filling and meringue. I will share my favorite recipe with you, if that helps..... FOR ORANGE MERINGUE : Egg Whites - 4 , Sugar - 1 cup , Vinegar - 1/2 teaspoon OR Cream of Tartare - 1/4 teaspoon , Real Vanilla Essence - 1/2 teaspoon , METHOD : Beat egg whites until peaks form, add sugar gradually, beat until thick and glossy and sugar has dissolved. Beat in vinegar (or cream of tartare) and vanilla, and you are good to go ...... FOR FILLING : Sugar - 1/2 cup , Cornstarch - 2 tablespoons , Fresh Grated Orange Peel - 1 1/2 teaspoon , Salt - 1/4 teaspoon , Orange Juice - 3/4 cup , Water - 1/4 cup , Egg Yolks - 2 large , Butter - 2 tablespoons , METHOD : 1) Combine sugar, cornstarch, orange rind and salt in heavy saucepan. Gradually blend in orange juice, water and beaten egg yolks . 2) Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cook three minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool before spreading between layers ...... You can always double the recipes, if you believe it's not enough for your cake. Good Luck!
Orange Meringue Cake Recipe