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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Granny's Swedish Sponge Cake and time

I came across this quote today and I have been sharing it across my my internet postings.

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
~Earl Nightingale 

I just love it!  So perfect for so many reasons.  Been working away on all my UFO's put a little dent in my list. Planning my attack on my New Years resolution to get caught up on all the UFO's and reduce the stash a bit. Those are some pretty hefty goals that will take some organization and some time management~see above quote~ 

As the Holidays approach I thought I would share Grannies Swedish Sponge cake recipe:

6 lg eggs Separated
1 and 1/4 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 cups flour shifted
1/3 cup water
1 and 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 and 1/2 tsp lemon or vanilla extracts (actually any flavor can be substituted)
Powder Sugar to shift over baked cake

In a large mixing bowl Beat yolks for at least one minute while adding sugar then mix in flour and water into the egg yolks. Next, add the extract put aside.  In a separate bowl beat egg whites till stiff then add baking powder and salt. Egg whites should be able to hold a peak. This is where a gentle hand comes in, gently fold the yolk mixture~ do not crush the whites. When mixed evenly pour into an un~greased tube pan and bake one hour at 350 or as I love when recipes say until done:) when you remove the cake from the oven you will want to cool it upside down. I usually find a bottle to place the tube on.  This keeps the cake light and fluffy while cooling.  After the cake has cooled invert on plate and shift powder sugar evenly over cake.

Enjoy, I am sure it will become a family favorite all year round~ Susan

My recent fun project a free Bom from I chose to do it mostly in Moda's Garden Party by Blackbird Designs. I am waiting for the last clue to be delivered in January. But so far its been the nicest mystery bom I have done. 


  1. That is a great quote! I shall have to get to grips with my UFO's too! Nice to know that I am not the only one!

  2. Hi
    I'm glad to find you, excited to get to know you, see your work. I adore applique. Wish I had seen that BOM when it started. I checked her site, and can't find it on there, even though she states it's still available. Maybe the next one. I love your work, congratulations on a great job,

  3. The BOM is under her forum section, you will have to join.

  4. I love your work on the latest BOM..really pretty! You are so busy!