Eggs (room temperature): 7
Vegetable Oil: 130 ml (1/2 cup)
Sugar: 220 g + 130 g for Meringue (1 cup + 1/2 cup)
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Fanta Orange Soft Drinks: 250 ml (1 cup)
Cake Flour: 400 g (14.1Oz or 2 1/2 cups)
Baking Powder: 1 Tbsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Cream of Tartar: 1/2 tsp (or 1 tsp of lemon juice/vinegar)
The preparation starts with a crucial step: separating the seven egg whites from the yolks. Place them in different large bowls, ensuring the bowls are impeccably clean to prevent any yolk from mixing with the egg whites. Add 100 ml of vegetable oil, 220 grams of sugar, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the egg yolks. Mix everything together using a wire whisk until the mixture becomes creamy and well incorporated. Now, add 250 ml of Fanta orange soda and continue to mix.
Once well mixed, sift in 400 grams of cake flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, and half a teaspoon of salt. Mix until everything is well combined, ensuring there are no lumps in the batter. Set this aside.
Now, shift your attention to the egg whites. Add half a teaspoon of cream of tartar and beat it on high speed with an electric mixer until it turns foamy. Gradually add 130 grams of sugar while continuing to mix until it reaches stiff peaks.
The next step involves gradually adding the meringue to the batter. Fold it gently with a rubber spatula, making sure not to rush this process. Also, ensure that you do not overmix this batter. Once done, pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 65 to 70 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven. This positioning ensures the cake rises nicely.
After baking, remove the cake from the oven and immediately turn it upside down to cool, preventing it from sinking. This cake’s soft, fluffy texture, the right amount of sweetness, and a hint of Fanta orange flavor will surely win you over. It’s not just a cake, but a delightful culinary experience that you must try. Enjoy the process of baking and the pleasure of savoring this exquisite Fanta orange sponge cake!