Hot Water Sponge Cake

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • Yolks 2 eggs.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • β…œ cup hot water.
  • ΒΌ teaspoon lemon extract.
  • Whites 2 eggs.
  • 1 cup flour.
  • 1Β½ teaspoons baking powder.
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt.


Beat yolks of eggs until thick and lemon-colored, add one-half the sugar gradually, and continue beating; then add water, remaining sugar, lemon extract, whites of eggs beaten until stiff, and flour mixed and sifted with baking powder and salt. Bake twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven in a buttered and floured shallow pan.