This fluffy and tender orange fluff cake is the perfect dessert for a spring or summer day. The fresh orange flavor and light texture make it a delightful treat that everyone will love. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee for a sweet and satisfying finish to your meal.
3 tsp orange zest
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
5 tbsp butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, until fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
In another bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the fresh orange juice, until just combined.
Fold in the egg whites, then gently fold in the orange zest.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar over the top of the cake just before serving.