• Rev. Dr. Andrea M. King

Cooking with Pastor King: Lemon Sponge Cake




Cooking with Pastor King: Lemon Sponge Cake

This cake can be made in a tube pan, a loaf pan, layer pans, cupcake tin, etc. If you

don't have fresh lemon, use another fresh citrus OR lemon extract. Finesse it how you like!


Ingredients

~7 large eggs (separate 6 of the eggs - yolks and whites, put the whites aside in separate bowl)

~1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, sifted (there should be no lumps of sugar)

~The zest and fresh juice of one fresh lemon

~3/4 cup potato starch, sifted

~1 pinch of salt


Directions


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Beat the 6 egg yolks and the 1 whole egg with an electric mixer on medium-high until frothy. Gradually add

the SIFTED sugar, then lemon zest and juice, beating continually until lightened and fluffy. Gradually add the

potato starch, beating continually until well combined.

3. In the bowl that you set aside earlier, Sprinkle (or 2 dashes of the

salt shaker) the salt into the 6 egg whites and beat them with a

clean mixer until stiff but not dry. Gently FOLD the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until combined. A cake spatula works well

for this process.

5. Transfer the batter to an UNGREASED 10-inch tube pan. Bake

for about 55 minutes, until the cake springs back when gently

touched near the center as well as the edges.

6. Invert the pan over a bottle and allow to cool before removing

the cake from the pan.

***TIP*** If you decide to make a smaller pan, the cooking time will be faster, especially for cupcakes. The cake

will be a golden brown!

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