Sunday, 16 September 2007

Brett's Grandma's Prize Winning Sponge Cake

This is a wonderful, easy sponge cake recipe that my Grandmother won many Champion cake ribbons in Country NSW during the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

4 eggs - separated
Pinch salt
¾ cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon butter
3 tablespoons boiled water

Beat egg whites till stiff
Add sugar a little at a time
Add beaten egg yolks, then well sifted flour and baking powder
Lastly add butter and boiled water.
Beat with wooden spoon for 3 minutes
Turn into well greased, lightly floured sponge tin
Bake for 20-25 minutes in a moderately hot oven (about 200C)


Maggie said...

Thanks Brett, this recipe brings back memories of my grandmothers sponge recipe. She served it with fresh dairy cream and giant strawberries from her garden, I remember the intense flavour of those strawberries.

Kath said...

Thanks for this Brett, Sponges have always seemed too fiddly for me in the past but this recipe sounds much easier - I'm going to give it a go!

Kate said...

I used to cook a cornflour sponge every year for my father's birthday as he couldn't eat gluten. I haven't made one for years now. I think I will try your's for our next family occasion.