Serves 24

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) butter
  • 1 pound (2 cups) sugar
  • 10 eggs, separated
  • 1 pound (3 1/3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. brandy


    Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a Bundt pan or 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

    In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.

    Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating between each addition, until thick and lemon colored.

    In a large bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form.

    Add the flour, egg whites and brandy to the butter mixture, beating vigorously for 5 minutes.

    Bake for 75 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

    From Foodimentary. © 2017 by John-Bryan Hopkins. First published in 2017 by Wellfleet Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group,

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