Cinderella Sponge Cake With Lemon Filling and Fluffy Meringue, 1948 – The Vintage Cake Corner

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 3:01am by RetroRuth

Adventures in Cake Craft by Ann Pillsbury, 1948 III

Adventures in Cake Craft by Ann Pillsbury, 1948 III

From Adventures in Cake Craft by Ann Pillsbury, 1948

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I love everything retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit the 50's. I have a passion for vintage recipes and an enormous vintage cookbook collection that I keep testing, even though by now I should know better. Creator of Mid-Century Menu (, No Pattern Required (, and I Ate The 80's (

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  1. P'Gell July 31, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Yum. My husband lives Lemon Meringue Pie and I rarely make it. I’m.trying this one. It looks wonderful!

  2. Todd Shultz July 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I have this book, it was given to me by my grandmother. I will have to break out my tube and mix this one up.

  3. E. D. Emerson August 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    This cake looked so delicious! I had to make it! I followed the recipe meticulously–it would NOT rise. I threw that one out and tried again–even more carefully if that was possible– it flopped, too! The cake flour was fresh, the lemons were freshly zested. I had made the filling during cake #2’s bake time–that is the best lemon filling recipe we’ve ever eaten! Rather than scrap the second cake, I pulled it, cooled it, put parchment in a baking dish, loaded the filling on top and in the “flat” center of the cake. I then packed ice cream in the center and on top. I put it in the freezer while I whipped up the meringue. THAT turned out beautiful! I quickly covered the concoction, browned up the meringue and served it as Baked Alaska! I’d love to get the cake to turn out the way the recipe reads. Any thoughts or suggestions would be well-received and greatly appreciated!

  4. Amorette Allison August 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Sponge cakes are tricky. My great aunt was a FABULOUS cook except for her sponge/angel food cakes. Those were always tough.

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