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     Sponge Cake

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

1 & 1/4 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of double-acting baking powder
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup egg whites (about 6)
1 & 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup egg yolks (about 6)
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon of vanilla and lemon extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2.Sift flour, then measure. Add salt, baking powder and first amount of sugar listed to flour and sift together into a small bowl. 3.Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until very soft peaks form. Peaks turn over slightly when beater is lifted slowly from beaten egg whites. 4.Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually by sprinkling 2 tbsp at a time over whites. Beat after each addition. After beating, the egg and sugar mixture should form stiff peaks. 5.To flour mixture add yolks, water, vanilla, and lemon extract. Mix until flour is dampened. Then mix for 2 to 3 minutes until yolk mixture is very thick. 6. Pour flour and yolk mixture into the beaten whites and fold in using a rubber spatula. 30 to 40 fold-over strokes. 7. Pour batter into ungreased tube pan. 8. Bake for 65 minutes. 9. Remove cake from oven. Put on rack. When cool, loosen cake and remove from pan.

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