So, here goes try three. Third times the charm you say? I wish!
Here is the recipe:
I should have take a picture of my beaten egg whites. They were marvelous! I used my Bosch and I was so excited that finally I would have a cake that rose the the top.
Somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes in the oven, I decided to bend down and peek (I did NOT open the door and the light was already on!) Here is what I saw:
I nearly cried. Well, that and questioned my son endlessly about being noisy and jumping around when he was supposed to be napping. Ah. I think I am d.o.n.e. Sunshine cake is not to be. Please let that not be a sign of the upcoming summer!
(picture not included)
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1 c. slour
- 1/2 t. cream of tartar
- 1 t. flavoring (vanilla, lemon extract, etc)
- Place sugar in a pan and pour the water over it.
- Do not stir.
- Simply turn on your burner and heat until it reaches about 235 degrees, or your sugar threads on a spoon ( when you dip a spoon in it, it will no longer make a drop, it will drip like a thread).
- While this is cooking, beat egg whites until stiff.
- When sugar is done, pour in a slow stream into the egg whites while beating (Use a stand mixer, please!) until cooled.
- Add beaten egg yolks and flavoring. Sift the flour with cream of tartar and fold gradually into the egg whites.
- Place in a large ungreased angel food tube pan and cook at 325 for 50 minutes.
- Invert pan to cool and remove.
If you have success, I would LOVE to hear about it. Happing baking!