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How to Bake Sponge Cake

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Sponge cake is a great basic layer for cupcakes, cookies, and different cakes that are made of eggs, sugar, and flour.

5-Minute Crafts offers a simple and proven way to cook the perfect sponge cake.

Cooking utensils

To make a sponge cake, you need:

  • a bowl
  • a mixer or whisk
  • a spatula, silicone or wooden (can be replaced with a spoon)
  • baking dish or a ring 18 cm in diameter (if you use a ring, put it on top of a silicone pad for baking or several layers of tin foil or parchment)

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken eggs

  • 1 1/4 cup (160 grams) of wheat flour

  • 1 cup (200 grams) of sugar

  • a pinch of salt

The cooking process

  • Break the eggs into a bowl for whipping and add sugar and salt.

  • Whip the eggs, sugar, and salt with a mixer at a fast speed for 4-5 minutes.

  • Add flour.

  • Use your spatula to mix the flour with the dough.

  • Keep mixing until you get a liquid.

  • If you are using a baking dish, rub it with butter and put some flour on top. If you have a ring, you don’t need to do this.
  • Pour the dough. If you’re using a ring, some dough may get out, this is perfectly normal.
  • Cover the dish with tin foil.

  • Bake the cake for 30 minutes at 350°F, then lower the temperature to 300°F and bake for 30 more minutes.

  • To check if the cake is done, pierce it with a toothpick. When you take it out, there should be no leftovers on the stick.

  • When the cake is done, let it cool down on a baking rack.

  • Cut the cake using a knife.

Recommendations

  • To make the cake a bit more light, separate the yolks from the whites. First, whip the yolks with sugar, then add flour, and finally add the whipped whites.

  • After you put the baking cake into the oven, don’t open the oven, otherwise, the dough will go down.

  • During baking, the cake will grow. If you decide to add baking powder, it will grow more.

  • If you are going to make a cake using this sponge cake, it’s better to wrap the sponge in plastic wrap and put it into the fridge overnight.

  • To make good sponge cake, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.

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