This vintage Sunshine Cake Recipe is the perfect spring dessert! Light, fluffy, and full of orange flavor, it's like literally tasting sunshine!
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The Best Vintage Sunshine Cake Recipe You'll Ever Try (From Old Recipe Box)

This vintage Sunshine Cake Recipe is the perfect spring dessert! Light, fluffy, and full of orange flavor, it's like literally tasting sunshine!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

Sunshine Cake

  • 1 cup unbeaten egg whites about 8
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • Zest from 1/2 an orange
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour

Orange Creamsicle Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange

Instructions

Sunshine Cake

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or large bowl and hand mixer, beat egg whites and salt until foamy; add cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the granulated sugar, then set aside.
  • In a clean bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored.
  • Gently fold 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the yolks and blend well, then add back in to the egg whites.
  • Add orange zest and flour, and gently fold until incorporated, until there are no streaks of flour left.
  • Bake at 325 degrees in an ungreased 9 1/2-inche tube pan (angel food pan, bundt pan) for 40-60 minutes (depending on your oven - mine only took about 43 minutes).

Orange Creamsicle Glaze

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until incorporated, adding more cream if you want it thinner. Drizzle over cake before serving. Makes enough glaze for the whole 9 1/2-inch cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 94g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 70.8g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 50.2g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.6mg