Monday, March 22, 2010

Helen's Orange Cake

Dear Helen must have made many of these recipes on a regular basis as she only wrote down the ingredients and didn't bother to write down the directions. I will endeavor to give directions to the best of my knwoledge based on the wording. If you want to be brave and try your own way, go for it. The filling is obviously cooked and goes in the middle.

Helen's Orange Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon
1/8 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups sifted flour, sift 3 times
3 eggs, separated, add whites last
3 tsp baking powder

No directions given. These are mine. Sift flour 3 times, then sift again with baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat egg whites until stiff and will hold peaks, but not dry; set aside. Cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Add egg yolks; blend well. Mix in vanilla and lemon extracts. Add milk alterantely with the flour, blend well after each addition. Carefullt fold in egg whites. Pour into well-greased and floured 8" or 9" cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert onto cooling racks. Cool completely before adding filling in the middle.


1 egg
6 Tbls. sugar
2 1/2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. grated rind*
1 Tbls. butter

No directions are given so I am giving my own. Combine sugar and cornstarch in top of double boiler. Stir in orange juice and water and cook until thickened. Pour a little in a bowl, carefully add beaten egg and mix back into the double boiler; continue to cook until thickened. Stir in grated orange rind and butter. Cool before filling cake.

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