Lemon Sponge Cake

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“I found this in an old Nebraska 4-H cookbook the other day. It's wonderfully moist! I would suggest to maybe put a little more lemon juice than suggested (I LOVE lemon!) or maybe even grate a little lemon peel into it. I made a powdered sugar icing with more lemon juice to drizzle on top. The family really liked this one and I'm definitely going to make it again.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites (SAVE THE YOLKS) and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar and beat until very stiff. Do not underbeat. Set aside.
  3. Beat yolks until blended. Add remaining 1 1/2 cup sugar and beat until blended. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the cold water.
  4. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. Add the lemon juice and mix it in gently.
  5. Bake in an ungreased tube pan 60-70 minutes at 350 degrees. Invert and cool completely before removing from pan.

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