Submitted by Rosario Lopez

Recipe by Josefina Alvarez

12 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour, sifted
non-stick cooking spray

Syrup-
4 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/4 cup sweet wine or the Spanish Jerez (or a good Rum)
1 stick cinnamon
few drops of lemon juice

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 3 quart shallow baking dish (9x13) and cover the bottom with wax paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat egg whites until fluffy, adding sugar very slowly, then the yolks one by one. Finally, add dry ingredients and vanilla. Pour mix into greased baking dish and bake until golden (about 30 minutes). Allow to cool, then unmold from pan. Cut into bite-size squares.

Syrup-
Mix all ingredients well, cook on top of the stove for 10 minutes without stirring.

Pour on top of the pound cake pieces until they are very well soaked. Place in refrigerator and serve Cold!