Cheap Sponge Cake

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • Yolks 3 eggs.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon hot water.
  • 1 cup flour.
  • teaspoons baking powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Whites 3 eggs.
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar.


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