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Mom's Fluffy Sponge Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mom's Fluffy Sponge Cake, by , is from Martin Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Grandma Marie
Added: Monday, March 9, 2009


(This was one of my mother's favorite desserts to serve with a big Sunday dinner. When fresh fruits were in season she topped this cake with fresh fruits and whipped cream).

Have a 10 x 4" tube ready but do not grease

Sift together and set aside..
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Beat in small bowl until very thick and lemon colored...
6 egg yolks( about 1/2 cup)
Pour the beaten yolks into a large bowl and beat in gradually...
1-1/2 cups sugar
Mix together and then beat into the egg mixture at low speed alternating with the flour mixture, ending with the flour mixture...
1/3 cup cold water
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 tsp. grated lemon rind

In large bowl, beat until stiff but not dry...
6 egg whites (3/4 cup)
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Gradually and gently fold egg yolk mixture into beaten whites. Pour into an ungreased tube pan and bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 65 mins., or until top springs back when lightly touched. Turn pan upside down with tube over neck of funnel or bottle.




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