AUNT SARAH'S EXTRA FINE LARGE SPONGE CAKE
2 cups granulated sugar.
2-1/4 cups of flour.
3/4 cup of boiling water.
4 large eggs.
2 even teaspoonfuls baking powder.
1 teaspoonful lemon juice.
Put whites of eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat very stiff. Add
sugar (sifted 3 times), then add the well-beaten yolks, flour (sifted
3 times with baking powder), add lemon juice. Lastly, add the hot
water. Bake about 50 minutes in a tube pan in a moderately hot oven
with a steady heat. Stand a pan of hot water in the upper rack of oven
if the oven is quite hot. It improves the cake and causes it to be
more moist. This is an excellent sponge cake and easily made, although
the ingredients are put together the opposite way cakes are usually
mixed, with the exception of angel cake. When this cake was taken from
oven, powdered sugar was sifted thickly over the top. Use cup holding
1/2 pint, as in all other cake recipes.