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Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry Syrup

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This Lemon Sponge Cake is from my Grandma’s recipe box.  I love digging through her recipes and discovering her yummy treasures.  I thought it would be a sweet nostalgic dessert for Mother’s Day weekend and this one was perfect for the blazing hot weekend we had here in So. Cal.

Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry Syrup

This sponge cake has a very light lemon flavor.  It’s delicious on its own, but I adore lemon and strawberries together.  So I made a strawberry syrup to top it off.

Lemon Sponge Cake

This cake is a great treat for the warm months ahead.

Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry Syrup

Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry Syrup

A beautiful sponge cake with a delightful lemon flavor topped with a delicious strawberry topping.
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Strawberry Syrup

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • juice 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add the sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add lemon juice, alternating with flour to the egg yolk mixture. Beat thoroughly.
  • Beat egg whites until almost stiff, then add baking powder and salt. Beat until they will hold a point.
  • Fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Place into an ungreased bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 25-35 minutes.

Strawberry Syrup

  • For the strawberry syrup I added 3 cups of frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, the juice of 1/2 of a lemon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla ti a saucepan. Heat on medium low until the berries are softened. Let the strawberries cool and then puree in the blender.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake

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  1. Wow! This looks delicious and I’m surprised at how few ingredients are in it! I love easy recipes like this Maryann! My family will love this!

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