How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 6-inch round cake pan.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together.
  • Beat butter until light and creamy.
  • Add sugar and continue beating until fluffy.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  • Mix in half of flour mixture on low speed.
  • Mix in creme fraiche.
  • Add the rest of the flour and mix until just combined.
  • Whip the egg whites until very foamy.
  • Add cream of tartar (or acid of your choice) and whip to soft peaks.
  • Gradually add the sugar and whip until stiff and shiny.
  • Fold half of whites into batter about 3/4 of the way. That is, it's OK to still see some streaks of egg white. You're going to fold in some more in a minute anyway.
  • Fold in remaining whites.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes (this cake will pass the toothpick test when it's done).
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool on rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.

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  • noir 10 years ago
    This sounds amazing! :)
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