Daffodil Cake - White Lily®
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Daffodil Cake


12 Servings

Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

40 min

Total Time

70 min

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1 1/4 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All-Purpose Flour, sifted before measuring

1 3/4 cups sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

1 3/4 cups egg whites, 12 to 14 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

5 large egg yolks

2 tablespoons White Lily® Enriched Bleached All-Purpose Flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons grated fresh lemon peel

Jeweled Lemon Sauce

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup water

1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon peel

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon butter


Heat oven to 375°F. Set out clean, ungreased 10-inch tube pan.

Sift together flour and sugar three times; set aside. (This is important to achieve a light cake texture.)

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt using an electric mixer on high speed until very stiff peaks form.

Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over egg whites; gently fold. Repeat with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 at a time. Fold in vanilla. Remove 1/3 of batter; set aside.

Beat egg yolks, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons sugar until thick and pale yellow. Stir in lemon peel. Pour egg yolk mixture over reserved one-third batter; fold until blended.

Spoon white and yellow batters alternately into tube pan. Run knife gently through batter to remove air pockets and to swirl the two batters.

Bake in lower third of oven 35 to 40 minutes.

Invert pan; cool with pan in place. When completely cool, remove from pan. To remove, run a thin knife up and down between cake and pan to loosen. Serve with warm Jeweled Lemon Sauce.


Cook 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and water in medium saucepan over medium heat until smooth and thickened.

Add lemon zest, lemon juice and butter; heat until warm.


Serving Size (1/12), Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat g), Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 300mg, Total Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 33g), Protein 7g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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