How to make a Sponge cake.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vanilla Sponge cake
• 1 Cup sifted cake flour
• 1 tsp Baking powder
• 3 Eggs, separated
• 1/4 Cup water
• 1 Cup sugar, divided
• 2 Egg whites
• 1/4 tsp Salt
• 2 tsp Vanilla

How to make Basic Sponge Cake:
Combine cake flour, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl, stir well and keep aside.
Beat 3 egg yolks in an electric mixer at high speed of for about 1 minute.
Add 3/4 cup sugar, beating constantly for about 5 minutes till the egg yolks are thick.
Combine vanilla and 1/4 cup water with it, beating at low speed till well blended.
Add flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture beating at low speed till blended, keep aside.
Beat egg whites in a bowl at room temperature at high speed till foamy.
Slowly add rest of the sugar, beating till peaks form.
Stir one fourth of the egg white mixture into the batter and gently fold in the rest of the egg white mixture.
Pour the batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes till cake springs back when touched lightly in the centre.
Invert the pan and let it cool for about 45 minutes.
Now remove it from the pan.

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