Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Recipes: Edna's Orange Cake

Another one of Edna's cake recipes. This one is complicated, but I bet it's gorgeous when it's finished. (Very Pantone Color of the Year, I imagine.)

Edna's Orange Cake

8 eggs separated
1 1/3c. sugar
1 c. + 2tbsps. cake flour
1 tsp. cream tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4c. orange juice
grated rind orange

Beat whites with salt until foamy, add cream of tartar and beat until stiff. Fold in 1/2 of sugar and beat some more. Beat yolks until stiff - add juice and rind of orange and remaining sugar. Sift flour 3 times, fold into batter. Bake in slow oven for one hour in ungreased, large angel food tin.

Orange Cake Filling

3/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1 egg
1 orange

Mix sugar and flour - add beaten egg, juice of one orange and grated rind. Cook in double boiler until thick. Cool, then add 3/4 cup whipped cream. Cut cake in three layers - put together with filling and spread on top.

*Here's a note at the bottom of the recipe: "We served this at a supper we served the W.R.C. (Woman Relief Co-op) and just baked a plain sponge cake in a flat pan - then cut a nice sized piece and served this orange filling on top. Just used 1/2c. of whipped cream instead of 3/4c. It went over big and wasn't very expensive."

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