An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Coconut Frosted Orange Sponge Cake


1 9-inch tube cake


2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot milk

1 1/2 cups shreded coconut
grated rind
orange juice of 1 orange

boiled frosting

Beat 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks until frothy
add sugar gradually beating until lemon color
add orange extract beat well
add sifted flour with milk beating until smooth

pour batter into ungreased 9-inch tube pan and bake in moderate oven 350 for 1 hr or until done.

Invert cake on rack and allow to stand until cool before removing from pan.

While cake is cooling soak coconut in orange rind and juice.

Spread cake with frosting and cover with drained coconut



Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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