Freda's Sponge Cake


9 eggs

1-1/2 C sugar

1/2 C orange juice

1 t lemon juice

1 t grated lemon rind

1 C cake meal

1/4 C potato starch


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Separate eggs. Beat yolks and sugar to cream. Add orange juice and lemon. Add cake meal and potato starch to yolks. Mix 1 minute.
  2. Line the bottom of a tube pan with wax paper.
  3. In separate bowl, whip egg whites until they stand. Fold into yolk mixture.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees in ungreased tube pan for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Turn upside down (balancing the pan on an empty wine bottle works well) to cool for 1 hour. Loosen edges.

NOTE: cake meal is a flour substitute for Passover (it is made of Passover flour and water). You can get it in the ethnic aisle of the supermarket. The brand I used is made by Manischewitz.