Orange Sponge Cake

Why not try this citrus cake on a very hot summer day?

Orange Sponge Cake


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice


1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 inch round pan.

2 Separate the eggs while cold, then bring to room temperature.

3 Beat egg yolks, sugar and grated orange rind until light and fluffy. Mix flour and baking powder together. Alternately add flour mixture and orange juice to the egg yolk mixture.

4 In a separate large CLEAN bowl, with a CLEAN whisk or beaters, beat egg whites to stiff peaks, and fold into batter.

5 Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes.


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