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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup sugar. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add oil, egg yolks, orange zest and juice, and 1/4 cup cold water; whisk batter until smooth.

  • With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Using a flexible spatula, gently fold half of egg-white mixture into batter. Fold in remaining egg-white mixture just until combined (do not overmix).

  • Pour batter into a 10-inch footed angel food cake pan with a removable bottom; bake until a cake tester inserted near center of cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven; invert, still in pan, onto a baking sheet. Let cool completely. Run a sharp knife around edges to release cake. Serve topped with whipped cream and candied zest, if desired.

Reviews (4)

81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
Always delicious
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this cake several times. I like that the recipe uses both the egg yolks and whites. It's light and airy, but still moist and delicious. This cake is always a hit with my guests. I'm making it again tonight for my husband's birthday, at his request. Can't wait to eat it!
Rating: 5 stars
After seeing this on an episode of Martha Bakes and how excited Martha was about this fabulous cake, I knew that this recipe was something special that I had to attempt! I baked this cake yesterday to celebrate a family birthday. It came out just perfectly and released from the pan following the instructions on the show. I dusted the top w/confectioner's sugar and served on served it with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries on the side. Everyone loved it ! Thank you!
Rating: 5 stars
I made this cake today and really liked it. It's most and tasty on it's own, but I can't decide if I should add a Chocolate Grenache, Orange Glaze, or just enjoy it as is. I say if you have a mixer - the egg whites will take a long time by hand, make it.