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Cold Method Sponge Cake

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A simple sponge cake which is delicious and easy to make.
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 6 Large (At Room Temperature)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), divided
  Cake flour/All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon

1) Preheat oven to 350°F

2) To prepare the cake – place the rack in the center of oven.
3) Grease a 9-inch springform pan. Arrange a round of parchment or wax paper at the base of the pan.
4) Dust the pan with flour, coating evenly and tap out the excess flour.
5) In a small saucepan boil butter over medium heat.
6) Cook for 1 minute till the specks of milk solids in butter are lightly browned.
7) Take the pan off heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
8) Skim the foam from the top and pour into a medium bowl. Leave the brown bits in the pan.
9) Add vanilla into the pan.
10) In a bowl using a hand-held electric mixer beat eggs yolks with 1/3 cup of the sugar on high speed for 3 minutes till pale and forms a ribbon when the beaters are lifted a few inches.
11) In another bowl beat the whites with beaters on high speed till soft peak forms.
12) Gently beat in remaining 1/3 cup of the sugar till peaks are shiny and stiff.
13) Add a large dollop of whites into yolks and fold in the remaining whites.
14) Add flour and salt.
15) Sift the flour over the eggs in two additions and using a large balloon whisk or rubber spatula fold together.
16) Add a large dollop of batter into melted butter and whisk. Fold this mixture back into the batter.
17) Pour mixture into the pan and even the top.
18) Bake for about 30 minutes till top springs back when pressed in the center.
19) Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
20) Using metal spatula remove the sides of the pan, invert onto the rack, and remove the bottom of the pan and the paper.
21) Invert on another rack and cool completely.

22) Serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 462 Calories from Fat 154

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.5%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 341.4 mg113.8%

Sodium 166.9 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.5%

Sugars 34 g

Protein 15 g29.4%

Vitamin A 12.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 6.9% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cold Method Sponge Cake Recipe