Sunshine Cake

In food on 10/25/2009 at 8:00 am

So I was minding my own business reading a comic book and lo and behold a recipe tracks me down. This is a cake from A Wizard’s Tale, the story of a nice wizard who is supposed to be evil and reign terror on the village below his castle.

The wizard’s buddy (the toad) was cursed a long time ago because he stole the evil wizards club’s massive book of ev-il. Now the nice wizard is sent out on a mission to retrieve said book from the princess who was entrusted with it and beamed out of this dimension by the last beam of sunlight.

Our bumbling wizard travels too far forward in time and lands in NYC present day where the princess is a granny living in Queens. She serves him this sunshine cake at tea time and he’s hooked…

You’ll have to read the book to see what happens.

6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 lemon rind, grated
1 tsp almond extract
1/3 tsp cream of tartar
pinch salt

Sift flour, measure, sift 4X more. Measure and sift sugar. Beat yolks with rotary beater until light colored and thick. Gradually beat 1/2 of the sugar and the lemon rind and almond extract into the yolks. Set aside.

Now beat the whites with a wire whisk until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until stiff enough to hold up in peaks, but not dry. Folk in remaining sugar. Cut and fold some of the white mixture into the yolk mixture. Fold and cut in the flour and salt, then the rest of the white mixture.

Place in an ungreased sponge-cake pan (with center tube). Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Invert pan; when cool, remove cake.

*** I would serve the cake with fresh whipped cream and berries.

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