6 servings

Superfine sugar is very finely granulated and can be found in a box next to regular sugar in the supermarket. If you prefer regular granulated sugar, pulse it two or three times in your food processor before using.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Sift together 1/3 cup sugar and flour; set flour mixture aside.

Step 3

Beat egg whites at medium speed of a mixer in a large bowl until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time; fold in. Fold in vanilla, lemon juice, and almond extract.

Step 4

Spoon cake batter evenly into a 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break large air pockets by cutting through cake batter with a knife. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan, and cool cake for 40 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto a serving plate, and garnish with fresh berries, if desired.

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