Simple Sponge

Simple Sponge


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This is a simple sponge cake that is really easy to make and can be cooked in a tin or on a baking tray making it very versatile.


Serves: 1 

  • 6 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 untreated lemon, zested
  • 75g flour
  • 75g cornflour

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a springform tin or baking tray with baking paper and grease with butter.
  2. Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks with 2/3 of the sugar until creamy with electric mixer. Stir in lemon zest.
  3. In another bowl whisk egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff. Add to the egg yolks.
  4. Mix flour and cornflour then sieve into the egg mixture. Fold everything together thoroughly but carefully with a spatula.
  5. Pour batter into the springform tin or onto the baking tray and smooth out. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. If you've used a baking tray it only takes about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove the sponge from the tin immediately and cool on a cake wire. Remove it from the baking tray and throw onto a damp tea towel and remove the baking paper.
  7. Sponge made in a tin should be left to stand for a day before cutting and decorating.

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