Never-Fail Sponge Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  • Prepare an ungreased tube pan with removable sides.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored (this is important the egg yolks must be thick, the beating time should take about 5 minutes or more).
  • Add in sugar, vanilla and lemon juice; beat until thoroughly blended and no sugar granules remain (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in sifted flour mixture alternately with water; beat until just blended.
  • In a large stainless steel or copper bowl beat room temperature egg whites with cream of tartar until quite stiff; gently fold into the flour mixture.
  • Transfer to the ungreased tube pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Immediately turn the pan upside down and cool completely before removing.
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