Gold and silver cake seem like complementary recipes. At least, it's more convenient to make them together since gold cake uses only egg yolks while white cake uses only the whites. Egg yolks give gold cake it's "golden", or yellow color, and the egg whites keep the silver cake "white". Today we would use the terms yellow or white cake.
Cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add the egg yolks and stir until light.
Add the grated orange peel and juice.
Sift together flour and baking powder then add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cream butter and sugar together, then add milk and egg whites.
Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and add to mixture.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Last updated: December 19, 2018