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Inexpensive Sponge Cake

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From: Betty Crocker's Picture CookBook, 1950 Often called Mock Sponge or Hot Milk Sponge.


  • 2 eggs (1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or other flavoring)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted in
  • 1/2 cup boiling hot milk
  • 1 cup sifted gold medal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


Grease and flour 9" square pan or 12 muffin cups, lined.

Beat eggs with rotary beater until very light. Beat in sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat in butter and milk. Sift together flour and baking powder and beat in very quickly. Immediately pour into prepared pan.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake until cake tests done. Cool.

Serve with fresh fruit; or top squares of cake with sweetened, whipped cream and berries, peaches, or bananas.


350 degrees F. for cake (mod. oven), 400 F. for cupcakes


Bake 25 to 35 minutes for cake, 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes.

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