Sunshine Cake

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AKA Lemon or Orange Chiffon Cake

King Arthur Flour recipe

You will need an angel food cake pan for this come come out well, as the cake needs to be cooled upside down.

This cake is excellent to make ahead of time and freeze, and freezing it won’t mess up its texture.

This is the BEST way to use up tons of eggs.

INGREDIENTS:

7 eggs, separated
1 tbsp lemon or orange juice
1.5 c sugar
2 c flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
3/4 c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon or orange extract (optional)
1 tbsp lemon or orange zest

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In kitchenaid (MAKE CERTAIN THE BOWL IS SUPER CLEAN WITH NO EGG YOLKS OR YOUR CAKE WILL FALL), beat egg whites until foamy.
  3. Add 1/2 c sugar and beat until stiff and glossy.
  4. In bowl 2, mix dry ingredients.
  5. In bowl 3, mix wet ingredients.
  6. Mix bowl 2 and 3 together (for clarity, I’m calling this bowl 4).
  7. GENTLY fold egg whites into bowl 4. (Ideally, you would do this WITHOUT DEFLATING the whipped egg whites!! This is what makes the cake airy, so be careful!!)
  8. Pour batter into UNGREASED angel food cake pan.
  9. Bake 60 min.
  10. DO NOT open the oven for the first 45 min of baking or the cake will fall.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven and cool UPSIDE DOWN for 30 min. Then remove from pan.
  12. Dust with confectioner’s sugar or ice with your favorite frosting or serve with fruit. This cake tastes great no matter what you do with it.
  13. Enjoy!

NOTE: DO NOT MAKE THIS IN A BUNDT PAN! THE CAKE WILL FALL!!

ALTERNATE PAN: 9 in cake pan (two of them), bake for 50 min. Makes a two tier cake.

NOTE2: If you want to know what this cake tastes like.. think of the shortcake in strawberry shortcake. That’s this cake.

NOTE3: THIS IS A TERRIBLE CAKE! DON’T MAKE IT!! NEVER NEVER NEVER! TEXTURE SUCKS, INTEGRATING THE EGG YOLK MIXTURE AND EGG WHITE MIXTURE DIDN’T WORK FOR ME, AND THE CAKE JUST TASTED YUCK. LEMON TASTE WAS INSUFFICIENT. I ALSO DID NOT USE KING ARTHUR FLOUR, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A HUGE MISTAKE. I THOUGHT I’D SAVE SOME MONEY ON A BIG BAG OF FLOUR FROM COSTCO. DON’T DO THIS!!!

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