Sunshine Cake

This is a family favorite – a plain teatime cake.

Sunshine Cake


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Separate eggs. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together three times.

2 In a large mixing bowl, beat yolks until lemon coloured. Add sugar a little at a time. Add the boiling water and the flour mixture. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks, and fold into the batter.

3 Pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven, and invert the pan over a bottle. Cool and remove from pan.


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