Orange and Lemon Sponge Cake

    1 hour 25 minutes

    This is a great sponge cake which is also kosher. Sponge cakes work best when you beat a lot of air into the eggs.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 12 room temperature eggs, separated
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 1 lemon, zested
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 1/4 cup potato flour
    • 1 cup matzo meal
    • 1 pinch salt

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Grease a 23cm ring tin or equivalent sized cake tin..
    2. Beat the egg yolks into a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Gradually add the sugar until completely incorporated. Beat in the orange juice, lemon zest and orange zest.
    3. Sift the potato flour and matzo meal together in a bowl then gently stir into the egg yolk mixture.
    4. Beat the egg whites in a bowl with the salt using an electric mixer on high speed until stiff and shiny. Use a rubber spatula to fold 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Gently run the spatula through the centre of the mixture then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated. Add the remaining egg whites, folding until just incorporated. Gently pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is set and lightly browned; about 1 hour. Remove from oven, invert the cake tin and let cool completely before removing the cake from the cake tin.

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    this cake was very good I used all purpus flour inplace of the matzo cake meal and it came out fine. I also made a glaze by mixing 3 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 cup pink lemon-ade, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract. everyone at our passover dinner loved it!  -  04 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried to make this cake for a presentation on Passover and i gotta admit, I did not love it. I tried to add the pink lemonade glaze and it made the cake too moist and the flavor just seemed to clash. I think I would have liked it more with just whipped cream and some sort of fruit topping.  -  13 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)