Monday, December 7, 2009

Minnesota Hot Dish

by Cheri of From Out of the Cracks

Thanks Jane and Frank Carlstrom from Glorious Hats for sharing this wonderful family recipe!

Jane says “baking and cooking were a delight and passion for Frank’s Mom, Suzie (Eunice) Carlstrom. She belonged to an Extension Club in the 1950s through 1970s. Suzie actively shared recipes with family, friends and neighbors, she taught Frank to bake. He began by pulling up a chair to stand at the counter and help his Mom around age two and still enjoys baking delicious cookies, cakes and pies.”

“Suzie always made this Sponge Cake along with an Angel Food Cake to use up the egg yokes left over from the dozen egg whites used in the Angle Food Cake. Frank has won many blue ribbons at the Beltrami County Fair and Clearwater County Fair with these recipes. Suzie’s rich Sponge Cake is especially good topped with fresh fruit" she says, "she would be absolutely thrilled to know her recipes are still being shared, we hope you enjoy this one.”

Suzie in the early 1950s.

After the Hot Dish…stay for the Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake - Suzie Carlstrom (1913 -1991 )


12 egg Yolks
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Boiling water
1/2 t Salt
4 t Baking Powder
2 t Lemon extract
3 Cups sifted cake flour


Beat egg yolks until light: add sugar gradually then hot water and lemon extract, continue beating.

Add sifted dry ingredients and beat toughly. Use and angle food two part cake type pan with open center. Pour into pan (do not grease or flour the pan*).

Bake in moderate oven (325˚-350˚) about 1 hour.

Set the cake pan bottom up to cool. If the cake does not slide out by itself after it cools, run a flat knife or spatula around the side of the pan to loosen the cake so it will slide out.

*Note: if you grease or grease and flour the pan for either an angel food cake or a sponge cake, the cake will not rise high and fluffy. The batter needs to be able to cling to the side of the pan.

This beautiful apron by Skylark Dawn would make any baking blues go away!

Penny ruffled half apron - CHERRY BOMB


Cerise said...

That sounds so yummy! I really need to get my oven fixed.
That apron is adorable! I need it! My name means cherry AND my kitchen is all cherries! It's perfect!

Glorious Hats said...

This is indeed a very yummy cake. Frank baked one a few weeks ago, and he promptly ate it up before I could even get decent photos to share. :D

Thanks Cherie for featuring Suzi and her baking.

Sara said...

Sounds delicious! And that apron is SO cute. Wonderful post