Sponge Cake

1 cup Flour
1 “ sifted Sugar
1 teaspoonful cream of Tartar

Mix these well together
& pass through hair sieve –
then add gradually to 3 Eggs well beaten –
when nearly all the Flour is absorbed,
add ½ cup of milk or thin cream
in which ½ a teaspoon of carbonate of soda
has been dissolved –
flavour with a little Essence –
& pour into the tin not too deep –
& bake in rather quick oven.
taking care there is more heat at the bottom
of the oven than at the top.


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This collection of recipes has been digitized from an earlier transcription project and is for informational purposes only. This transcription has not been verified against the originals. Researchers interested in these letters should consult the original documents housed at the BC Archives.

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