This is just the best sponge cake recipe. It is light and fluffy but if you want a cake recipe that lasts, don’t try this one, because it doesn’t.
Here is the recipe:
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 3/4 cup cornflour
- 1 tblsp custard powder
- 2 tblsps hot water
- pinch salt
- icing sugar for dusting.
- whipped cream and 1 tblsp sugar
- handful of raspberries
Prepare a 20 cm round cake tin. I spray with cooking spray and then line with baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Add vanilla to egg yolks.
Sift all dry ingredients, except salt and sugar twice.
Beat egg whites and salt until stiff. Gradually add the sugar, beat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is glossy. Beat in the yolks.
Add the hot water and fold in sifted dry ingredients.
Pour into prepared tin and bake for approx. 20 minutes or until cake shrinks from the sides of the tin. When the cake is ready it will also spring back when touched in the middle with a finger.
Cool cakes on a linen tea towel that has been sprinkled with icing sugar.
Beat cream with 2 tblsp sugar and mix in a handful of raspberries.
When cake is cooled cut in half and fill with the cream mixture, dust with icing sugar.
- I often use an extra egg, this was something that was suggested to me years ago when making sponges, and I used duck eggs this time, but chook will do.
- When folding in the flour be very gentle so you don’t knock the air out of the sponge.
- Before you place the tin in the oven bang it on the bench to reduce air bubbles.
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12 thoughts on “SPONGE CAKE”
Yum! This sounds really good. I don’t think I’ve ever made sponge cake from scratch before. Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings.
Thanks for a great link up Jenna, and yes this is absolutely melt in the mouth. Blessings
This cake looks like a fantastic Sunday dessert. Thanks so much for this recipe and post!
Thanks for your comment Deborah, and yes this is a great cake and tastes delicious.
Wow! This looks wonderful!
Thank you for sharing your post over at the Country Fair Blog Party! I am excited to check out more of your blog.
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Thanks Laurie it tastes as good as it looks, nice and fluffy and creamy. Blessings
ohhh love sponge cake and this looks so delish! So neat that you have ducks and cook with their eggs!
Thanks guys for you comment. I love having the ducks around, especially the way they talk to each other. Blessings
Sounds really yummy! I’ve never tried to make a sponge cake, maybe I can make your recipe!
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Hi Shirley, just remember when stirring in the flour not to be too heavy handed. Let me know how you go. Blessings
Oh this looks so tasty! I love sponge cake ^^
This is a great recipe Sarah, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Blessings