I read on another blog by NQN, that she is looking to gather some secret Nanna Recipes. I thought about it for bit and then the first one that sprang to mind was Nanna's famous Coffee Sponge, this was a cake the she rarely made for the grandchildren but rather for her daughters to which in turn my mum would make for us. I only made this for the first time on Mother's Day for my mum, as my grandmother had passed away four years ago l thought it would be a nice way for mum to celebrate mothers day for Nanna.
I received a copy of the recipe from my mum for my hen's day four years ago, I have always been very weary of making a sponge as my first attempt was a flop. But with my Kitchen Aid and my new whiz bang oven l was bound to succeed!.
The cake was delicious, mum was thrilled!
Nanna's Coffee Sponge
4 Eggs Seperated
3/4 Cup Castor Sugar
3/4 Cup Self Raising Flour
2 TBLSP Corn Flour
1 TSP Butter
1 TBLSP Golden Syrup
1 TSP Coffee
1 Drop of Vanilla Essence
Beat Egg whites till stiff
Gradually add Sugar
Mix in Egg Yolks
Fold in Sifted Flours
Melt Butter, Syrup, Coffee and Vanilla .
Gently drizzle Coffee mixture down the side of the mixture and fold together.
Divide mixture evenly into 2 lined pans.
Bake for 15 minutes (time may vary depending on oven) at 200 degrees