*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                    Honey Lemon Sponge Cake (Kastutera)
 Recipe By     : Lisa Oh (lisa_o@msn.com)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert: Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           sugar
                         plus 1 tablespoon
      1/4  cup           honey
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      teaspoon      lemon extract
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    7      large         eggs -- separated
    1      cup           cake flour -- sifted
      1/8  teaspoon      cream of tartar
 1.  Preheat oven to 325F.  Use parchment to line the bottom of a 10 inch tube 
 pan, preferably with a removable bottom.  Grease the parchment.    In a large 
 bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar, honey, vanilla, lemon extract, and salt into egg 
 yolks.  Place bowl in a large pan of hot water.   With an electric mixer, beat 
 about 5 minutes on medium-high speed until pale yellow and doubled in volume.  
 Gently fold in sifted flour.
 2.  Wash beaters.  In a large bowl, beat egg whites in electric mixer on a low 
 speed 1 minute, increasing speed to medium-high.  When foamy, sprinkle in 1 
 tablespoon  sugar and cream of tartar.  Beat until stiff but not dry.  With a 
 spatula, fold the egg whites in thirds.  Pour batter into pan.  Tap gently on 
 the counter to remove air bubbles.
 3.  Bake on middle rack of oven 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.  When 
 done, cake sides will pull away from pan slightly; top will be flat and feel 
 spongy when pressed with finger.  Cool 20 minutes.  Run a small knife between 
 edge of cake and pan.  Remove from pan carefully.  Pull off parchment and cool 
 completey.   Serve or store airtight. 
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 NOTES : This recipe is adapted from the Kastutera recipe in “Japanese Cooking 
 for the American Table” by Susan Fuller Slack.  It is a wonderful cookbook, 
 with recipes that are interesting and *very* authentic.  If you like Japanese 
 food, check it out.