Great-Grandmother's Sponge Cake


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups fresh berries (any variety)


Beat eggs and the 2 cups sugar until fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder. Add to egg mixture. Add vanilla, salt, milk, and butter. Pour into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Cool and cut across middle. Whip cream with the ½ cup sugar. Frost the center and the top each with half the cream and 1 cup berries.


Makes 12 servings.

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