Molasses Sponge Cake


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servings 114 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 114 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites to form moist peaks. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup white sugar and salt. Beat until very stiff and shiny.
  3. Beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup white sugar together until very light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, grated lemon rind and lemon juice. Stir in cake flour. Fold meringue gently into batter. Pour batter into an ungreased 9 inch tube pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove cake from oven, and invert until cool. Loosen edges, and remove cake from pan.



This was a very good cake with something one it. Like suggested I used it for shortcakes. The bowls all came back empty. We did not like it plain. Thank you Carol for sharing. I will never by...

I did not care for this.