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Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

Light and luscious, this sponge cake is bursting with orange flavor. It’s the perfect dessert to serve after a filling meal, or with afternoon tea or coffee.—Faith Sommers, Bangor, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 9 large eggs, room temperature, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In another large bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Blend in orange juice and zest. Add flour and remaining sugar to yolk mixture; mix well.
  • Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat with clean beaters until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
  • Bake at 325° on lowest oven rack 40-50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1-1/2 hours. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan; remove cake.
  • For filling, in a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Add the orange juice, egg and orange zest. Constantly whisk until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cool completely. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; top with one-third of the filling. Repeat layers twice. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 329 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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