Butter Sponge Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by superbuna

Delicate and delicious...one of my Mom's recipes she reserved for special occasions. The only leavening in this recipe is eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Grease & flour a 9" tube pan or a long, narrow bread pan.
  3. Add vanilla & lemon rind to butter.
  4. Combine eggs, egg yolks & sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat for one minute. Set bowl over half-filled pan of hot water but do not let bowl touch water.
  5. Place pan over low heat until contents of bowl are lukewarm, stirring occasionally to prevent eggs from cooking on bottom.
  6. Remove bowl from pan & beat mixture until cool & triple in bulk.
  7. Sprinkle flour, cornstarch & mace on top of egg mixture & fold in gently.
  8. Add butter mixture gradually & fold only till no streaks of butter show.
  9. Pour into pan. Bake about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from pan immediately.
  11. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

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