Monday, June 21, 2021

Sponge Cake

Is anyone in the mood for Strawberry Shortcake?  Although I would never turn down a piece, in all actuality, I prefer a sponge cake or even an angel food cake for my strawberries.

This pretty snack set was a gift form my friend, Linda, and it's great for breakfast or for dessert.  The pretty vintage tablecloth was cut from one that my friend Joy gave me from her late mother-in-law.  it had some stains on it that I could not get out, so I re-made it. 

My sister sent me this pretty Grace's Teaware teapot.  I have always loved strawberry accessories, and even had a strawberry shaped chandelier in a previous home.  I so wish that I had taken it with me!

This pretty teacup is called Alpine Strawberry, by Roy Kirkham.  Can you see the bees on the cup and saucer?

Yield: 1- 9" cake
Author: Kitty
Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake

This recipe was cut out of a Columbus, Ohio newspaper years ago. Even when I was a teenager, I loved saving recipes. It's a wonderful cake and yes, spongy in texture. It's perfect for strawberry shortcake, or even a fudge or caramel frosting on top. Ice cream and some hot fudge sauce would also be wonderful. My mom loved this cake!


  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk, boiling hot
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Grease and flour a 9" cake pan, either round or square.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Beat eggs until very light in color.  While you're doing this, you can heat your milk and butter together in the microwave or in a saucepan, until boiling.
  4. Beat in very well the salt, sugar and vanilla. 
  5. Slowly beat in the boiling hot milk and butter mixture. 
  6. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl (I just whisk together), and beat into the egg mixture. 
  7. Pour very quickly into the prepared pan.  Bake immediately for 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly touched with your fingertip.


A quick way to bring eggs to room temperature is to put them in a bowl of hot water for about 5 minutes.

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  1. I love your strawberry teapot and teacup! So cute. I too tend to prefer my strawberry shortcake with either angel food or sponge cake. Though I did make it with pound cake last week and enjoyed that too. Pinned.

  2. Anything strawberries is a very good friend of mine!

  3. YUM...give me strawberries! I love them. And just look at that adorable cup/saucer and tea pot! So very pretty dear kitty. I hope your week is wonderfully blessed. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Kitty, I prefer sponge cake with strawberries too. What could be better in spring and summer. Shortcake is one of my favorites! Your pretty strawberry dishes are perfect for this treat. Have a great week..........

  5. It flipped at "so pretty." Ha!

  6. I like the strawberry themed table and the sponge cake sounds perfect with strawberries. I hope you have a nice week Kitty.

  7. Kitty, what a delightful table you have set today! I love your china and the teapot! I do love my strawberries and I'm trying to be patient as I wait for the season to begin here on PEI. I love shortcake too. My mother always made the shortcake biscuits which I also make, but my other half enjoys the cake, so I usually make both. With some fresh whipped cream; yum!! Happy Summer, dear friend! Hugs, Sandi

  8. Oh how I love all your strawberries! Both edible and in your decor. Just lovely. I don't believe I've ever made a sponge cake before, but I'm sure it has to be wonderful. Pinning today to make later. Have a wonderfully blessed week dear friend. XO

  9. Wonderful teapot and gorgeous teacups.That cake looks great!Hugs.

  10. Your sponge cake with strawberries looks delicious Kitty! I love your pretty strawberry teacup and have admired your pretty teapot before. How fun to have had a strawberry chandelier! Hope you're staying cool. ♥

  11. Great minds think alike--we both posted about strawberries this week!

    I've always loved the cute strawberry teapot. My strawberry teas would have been perfect for this delightful tea time!

  12. No wonder you wish you had taken that chandelier! How unique to have a strawberry one. Your cake looks so delicious. I also love ladyfingers with strawberries, but freshly baked ladyfingers are hard to find these days.

  13. I enjoy strawberries and I certainly enjoyed this post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  14. Oh, to think you once had a strawberry shaped chandelier! I would have had to take it with me to the next home. =) That teapot is gorgeous, Kitty. AND, strawberries flourishing all over china is always pretty.

  15. I adore all your strawberry pretties. I will try your recipe because the recipe I have for a sponge cake is difficult! Pinning it!

  16. The strawberry snack set is so pretty, as well as the teapot and bee strawberry tea cup! You always have memories tied to your pretties which makes them extra special Kitty! The strawberry sponge cake dessert sounds wonderful!

  17. That cake looks and sounds so perfect for strawberry shortcake! And, of course, your strawberry theme is gorgeous. I'd love to see that strawberry chandelier.

  18. Wow, your strawberry cake looks delicious and your table is so attractive. Love the cloth, dishes, and checked cloth! Very pretty table, Kitty.

  19. Brace yourself, but I have never had a sponge cake. I’ve read about Victoria sponge cakes in the British novels that I enjoy, but I’ve never had it, or any other type of sponge. Yours looks beautiful, and I have been craving strawberries. I love your strawberry dishes.

  20. This looks so tasty! And your strawberry dishes are just beautiful. God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  21. I love your Sponge Cake recipe, Kitty! We are featuring this awesome post on Full Plate Thursday,543. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you have a fantastic 4th of July celebration!
    Miz Helen

  22. Your sponge cake sounds wonderful and would be perfect for berries or stone fruit desserts! I'm taking this one with me before I leave :) Thank you, Kitty!


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