Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vintage Recipe - Cocoa Sponge Cake

Today's vintage recipe comes from the cookbook, Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes by Miss Parloa. I own this cookbook and love it, even though it is tattered and dogeared - I received it as a gift from a friend about 15 years ago. According to my penciled notes above the recipe, I made this recipe on July 16, 1999 and rated it as tasty.

COCOA SPONGE CAKE

3 eggs,
1 ½ cups of sugar
½ a cup of cold water
1 teaspoonful of vanilla
1 ¾ cups of flour
¼ a cup of Baker's Cocoa
2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder
1 teaspoonful of cinnamon.

Beat yolks of eggs light, add water, vanilla and sugar; beat again thoroughly; then add the flour, with which the baking powder, cocoa and cinnamon have been sifted. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Bake in a rather quick oven for twenty-five or thirty minutes.

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