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Yellow Sponge Cake


  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat egg yolks and water with electric beater until lemon-colored.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating until light yellow.
  3. Sift together the remaining sugar, flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Fold dry ingredients and vanilla extract into egg yolk mixture.
  5. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until done.
  6. Remove from pan when cool.

Serves 12.

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