Hot Water Sponge Cake


1 ¼ cups sugar
1 ½ cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs, separated
4 tablespoons boiling water
Pinch of salt
Vanilla or lemon extract


Cream egg yolks and sugar together, add beaten egg whites, then flour and baking powder. Add hot water and extract and stir gently.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.