2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine softened (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs separated
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Orange Butter Frosting (recipe follows)
Sift flour, baking powder & baking
soda onto wax paper. Grease and
flour two 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter, 3/4 cup of sugar and the egg yolks in a large bowl with electric
mixer til light and fluffy.
Beat egg whites in a small bowl til foamy. Beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar
until meringue forms soft peaks.
Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour.
Stir in orange rind and nuts. Fold in meringue until no streaks of white remain.
Turn batter into prepared pans.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes or til
centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertips.
Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
Fill and frost with Orange Butter Frosting. Garnish with orange slices and
walnut halves if you wish.
Orange Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 pound package of confectioners sugar
3-4 Tbsp. milk or cream
In a med. bowl beat butter until creamy, add orange rind. Add
half of the icing
sugar mixing until well blended. Beat in remaining confectioners' sugar alternately
with 3-4 Tbsp. milk or cream until smooth and speadable.
Makes 12 servings.
Note: This was a favorite cake of Schmitty's Husband!