Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sponge Cake


2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. baking powder

Beat eggs until very light. Add salt, sugar, vanilla while beating. Heat milk to boiling point and add shortening. Beat into egg mixture. Add sifted flour and baking powder to milk mixture, beating quickly but thoroughly. Pour into greased floured pan. Bake immediately in moderate oven 350 F 24-30 minutes or until cake shrinks from sides of pan. Serve with fresh crushed berries and whipped cream. Makes an 8 by 8 cake.

-- Florence Jessie Meredith Sproul, "Grandma Sproul," 1914-2004

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