Mimosa Cake

Mimosa Cake
  • Yield:Serves 6
  • Active time:20 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour 25 minutes

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

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Ingredients

  • For the Cake:
  • 11 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (about 7 ounces) granulated sugar
  • For the Orange Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon zest and 1/4 cup juice from 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons powdered augar
  • 3 oranges, cut into supremes

Directions

  1. 1.

    For the Cake: Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350°F. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. In a separate bowl sift together confectioner's sugar, cake flour, and salt. Whisk the egg whites on medium-high until they form soft peaks, about 1 1/2 minutes. With the mixer running, add the granulated sugar in a steady stream and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute longer

  2. 2.

    Add remaining dry ingredients in four additions until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Gently pour into an ungreased tube pan and bake until cake is deep golden brown, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack.

  3. 3.

    For the Orange Cream: Wash out mixer bowl and add cream, orange zest, orange juice, and powdered sugar. Whisk at medium high speed until peaks form, about 1 minute. Serve the cake topped with orange cream and orange supremes.