Friday, December 01, 2006
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Grandma's sponge cake)

Good Morning everyone! Can you believe it's the beginning of December already?! Where has this year gone? Well, it's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange!

The recipe I'm about to share was given to me by my aunt while I was back home in Nebraska for Thanksgiving. She made this for me and then let me copy down the recipe. She told me that it was her mother's recipe (that'd be my paternal grandmother, Grandma K).

Grandma's Sponge Cake


  1. 4 eggs
  2. 4 Tbsp water
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 cup flour
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. frozen strawberries, thawed
  8. Cool Whip


  1. Separate the yolks from the white for all 4 eggs (both will be used).
  2. Beat the 4 egg yolks with 4 Tbsp water.
  3. Add sugar & vanilla and beat some more.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour & baking powder.
  5. Add dry mixture to wet and then fold in the 4 egg whites, beating gently.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased & floured 9x13 inch pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes at 375 degrees. The center of the cake needs to bounce back to the touch before it can be considered finished.
  7. Cut into individual slices and spoon strawberries & then Cool Whip over the top for a scrumptious strawberry shortcake dessert! The juices from the strawberries will soak right into the sponge cake, making it even more moist and delicious!
  8. Optional: this cake batter can also be used to create an upside down cake by being poured over a mixture of 1/4 lb. melted butter, a handful of brown sugar, & a can of drained pineapple chunks. You still bake it for approximately 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

This was a big hit with our family during the Thanksgiving holiday! If you decide to try it, I hope you'll love it as much as I did!

I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe! Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

My previous Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes

Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet
Scalloped Potatoes
Chocolate Crepes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Caramel Brownies
Peach Banana Daiquiri

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I'm trying this one! Strawberries get ripe in Feb here...I can't wait to try it! Thanks for a new recipe :-)

At 7:39 AM, Blogger Magi said...

I've not made my own sponge cake before. I have some strawberries in the freezer that I put up last summer. They might be a nice summery treat in the middle of our big winter storm.

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could I almost forget Favorite Ingredient Friday!? Thanks for the reminder. Your recipe looks very yummy! Can't wait to try it:)

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

that sounds like a great dessert to make! thanks for sharing this family recipe!

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Barb said...

ALL of these recipes sound wonderful. I'm not kidding, just reading the recipe names made me hungry, OW. Your sponge cake sounds yummy, too.

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for stopping by the check on me! I'm still around :)

At 12:42 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

mmm sounds so yummy!

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog.
I couldn't miss the FIF. I also chose a Sponge cake, in my case a Portuguese one.
Yours sounds delicious with those strawberries. I have to try it.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Larae said...

Sounds yummy! I have to give it a try real soon. Thanks for sharing & for hosting! =)

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

I've never had a sponge cake, Is it like shortcake? I'll have to try it out.

I'm a little late at my FIF post, but i just posted a recipe :)

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Pieces said...

That looks so good. I'm hungry!

I completely forgot it is Friday today. That's what happens when the kids have snow days mid-week. I get all messed up. Maybe I'll have something for next week.

At 12:15 AM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

This looks delicious!

At 3:17 PM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

Can't wait to try the cake.....mmmmmmm...I'm a cake and cookie girl


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