This makes a nice touch at Easter or as a lovely spring cake.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 12 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 In a saucepan over medium heat combine the water and the white sugar, boil until mixture spins a thread approximately 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
3 Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until light and fluffy but not stiff. Add hot syrup slowly to egg whites, beating until cool.
4 Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Stir 1/3 cup of the egg whites into the beaten egg yolks.
5 Sift 1 cup flour over the egg whites and gently fold in. Add almond flavoring.
6 Sift remaining flour over egg yolks and fold in orange flavoring. Spoon egg white batter and egg yolk batter alternately into one ungreased 9 inch tube pan.
7 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Once cool frost with yellow tinted Seven Minute Frosting.