Tested till perfect Spring Celebration Cake

Spring Celebration Cake

Light-as-a-cloud cake finishes an Easter meal with style and lots of fresh fruit. Vary the fruit - try raspberries, peaches, plums, mangoes, pineapple or star fruit — as the seasons change.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 12

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup 1-1/4cupsifted cake and pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsegg whiteegg whites, (about 11)
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspcream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated orange rind
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla

Fruit Topping

  • 2 cups 2cupshalved strawberrystrawberries
  • 1 cup 1cupblueberryblueberries
  • 3 3peeled and thinly sliced kiwifruit
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar

Orange Cream

  • 2 cups` 2cups`whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuporange flavoured liqueur
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspicing sugar
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Preparation

Into bowl, sift flour with 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the sugar; sift again into second bowl and set aside. In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add lemon juice, cream of tartar and salt ; beat until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form. Sift flour mixture over top, one-quarter at a time, gently folding in after each addition until blended. Fold in orange rind and vanilla.

Pour into ungreased 10-inch (4 L) tube pan. Run spatula through batter to eliminate any large air pockets; smooth top. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.

Invert pan; leat stan on legs attached to pan, or set on bottle or funnel, until completely cool. Transfer to serving platter. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Fruit Topping: In bowl, gently toss together strawberries, blueberries, kiwifruit and sugar; let stand for 15 minutes.

Orange Cream: Whip cream with liqueur and icing sugar; spread over cake, spilling some over top.

Additional information :

Substituyion
Orange Juice Cream: Substitute orange juice concentrate for the liqueur in the Orange Cream.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 336 pro 5g total fat 14g sat. fat 9g
carb 46g fibre 2g chol 51mg sodium 163mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 7 vit A 16 vit C 53
folate 12
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