This cake is better known as “The Birthday Cake” as Nana made this for countless birthday celebrations.
1 ½ cups cake flour, sifted
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
5 eggs, separated
½ cup cold water or orange juice
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp or more of vanilla, orange or lemon
¾ tsp cream of tartar
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add juice and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar and flavoring. Fold in dry ingredients a little at a time. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter. Bake in a 10” tube pan at 325 degrees for about an hour. Invert to cool.