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Cherry Sponge Cake

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

5    Eggs, separated (room temp)
1/2  c  + 1/2 c sugar
1  tb  Grated orange peel
1/4  c  Orange juice
8  oz  Jar maraschino cherries,
    Drained, finely chopped in
    And drained again
1  c  Sifted cake flour
1/4  ts  Cream of tartar
1/4  ts  Salt
    Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add 1/2 c sugar. Gradually beat in orange peel and juice. Gently stir in cherries. Add flour. Beat egg whites. When ALMOST stiff, add 1/2 c sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Continue beating until stiff. Fold into cherry mixture. Bake in ungreased 9" tube pan 40-45 minutes. Invert and cool. Top with additional cherries.

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