Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake

2 (9” cakes)

40 mins

Ingredients

  1. 4 tsp baking powder
  2. 1 lb. magarine
  3. 3/4 lb or 11/2 cups sugar
  4. 2 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 8 eggs
  6. 1 lb. flour
  7. 4 tbs. hot water (not boiling)
  8. Flavouring
  9. Zest of 1 lime
  10. 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  11. 1 tsp ground spice
  12. 1 tsp ground clove
  13. 1 tbs lemon juice
  14. 2 tbs rum

Steps

  1. 1
    Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. 2
    Add vanilla essence and butters.
  3. 3
    Best in eggs one at a time making sure to beat each egg in well before adding the next one.
  4. 4
    Sift dry ingredients with spice and clove. Then fold this into egg mixture gradually.
  5. 5
    Add lime zest, lemon juice and rum. Then add hot water.
  6. 6
    Pour into greased and floured cake pans and bake at 325- 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 -40 mins or until tester comes out clean.