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Sponge Layers

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 2 (Unbeaten)
  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Egg whites 2 (Unbeaten)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt 3 times.
Add water and lemon rind to egg yolks, and beat with hand or electric beater until light-colored and at least tripled in volume.
Add 3/4 c granulated sugar, 2 tablesp at a time, beating well with hand or electric beater after each addition; then add sifted dry ingredients, a small amount at a time, beating slowly and gently with hand or electric beater only enough to blend.
Beat egg whites until they form rounded mounds when beater is raised; then add lemon juice and the 2 tablesp sugar, and continue beating until stiff enough to hold up in moist peaks.
Fold into flour mixture.
Pour into 2 ungreased 8" layer cake pans, stirring lightly while pouring.
Bake in moderate oven of 350°F for 30 min or until done.
Invert pans on cake rack until cold before removing cakes from pans.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Egg

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