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Nathalee Dupree's Daffodil Cake

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“I love this cake. It is delicate and beautiful and yummy too! Nathalee DuPree is one of my top three favorite TV cooks (right after Julia Child and Ina Garten). Your stand mixer makes this cake easier than it looks. If you make it please post a picture if you can!”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bake at 375.
  2. Sift the flour and 3/4°C of the sugar together three times.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1 Cup sugar and continue to beat until very stiff peaks form.
  4. Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over the egg whites, gently folding. Repeat with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 at a time.
  5. Fold in vanilla. Remove one-third of the batter and set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, 2 T. flour and 2 T. sugar until thick and pale yellow. Stir in the lemon peel.
  7. Fold about 1/2 Cup of the reserved batter mixture into eggs to lighten them, then gently fold egg yolk mixture into reserved batter.
  8. Spoon white and yellow batters alternately into an ungreased tube pan. Run knife gently through batter to eliminate air pockets and to swirl the batters.
  9. Bake in lower third of oven for 35 - 40 minutes Invert pan to cool. When cool, remove from pan and spoon warm glaze over top or serve sauce on the side.
  10. Glaze: Cook sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat till smooth and thickened. Add lemon peel, juice and butter and heat till warm.

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