Thursday Recipe * Sponge Cake

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It’s another Thursday & today’s recipe  is sponge cake :

You might remember I am a big fan of Great  British  baking show & one of there go to cakes is sponge cake – when a neighbor dropped off some eggs it was time to bake –

Mary’s Victoria Sponge – Technical Challenge | The Great British Bake …Challenge

 

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Basic Sponge Cake : 

Makes two 9-inch cake rounds or two 12-by-17-inch sheets of cake

  • 1/2 stick butter (melted/cooled)  Extra to butter pan
  • 9 eggs (separated)
  • 1 t  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C flour ( more for dusting pans )
  • 1 1 /2 C   Sugar (divided)
  • pinch of salt
  • Confection Sugar for dusting cake

Set Oven at 350  & Prepare pans by buttering cake pans & dusting with flour . Tap each pan to get out extra flour. 

Whisk together egg yolks and 1 cup granulated sugar in a bowl set over a saucepan of water ( 3 to 4 minutes). Remove from heat and beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and thick (about another 3-4 minutes)  Beat in vanilla and salt; transfer to a large bowl.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and beat  until stiff, glossy peaks form,( about 2 minutes). Fold one third of egg whites into yolks, then gently fold in remaining whites. Sift flour over top and gently start to fold in. When nearly all is folded in, pour melted butter down side of bowl and fold in.

Divide batter among pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, about 25 minutes for rounds, or 15 minutes for sheets pan.   Lisa

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