Recipe: Velvet Sponge Cake

  • 2 eggs ½ cup pastry flour
  • 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt Grated rind 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup potato flour 1/3 cup hot milk

Beat eggs until very light, add sugar gradually, and continue beating with the egg beater; mix and sift salt, flour, and baking powder; add half to the eggs and sugar, and beat well; add rest of flour, and beat again; add rind and milk, and beat hard; pour into a deep pan, and bake forty minutes in a slow oven.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)