Sponge Cake Recipes- I've had the hardest time making a quality cake. It was always way too soft and when I managed to bake it dense, it was dry. Whipping up eggs, beating in the sugar and folding in the flour, for most of us, our cakey career started with a simple sponge. One of the first things I learned from my grandmother was that the perfect sponge should be moist with a fine crumb. It's easy to get this with the right recipe and utterly disappointing with all of the rest. So, is there a secret to making a great cake? Absolutely and it's as easy as following the technique to the tee. Baking is about precision. It sounds tempting but is also a little intimidating. The quantity should be right, the temperature spot on and the timer set. Through all my baking disasters, I've learned to avoid the most common mistakes that you need to stop making and put these tips in practice for the perfectly soft sponge, every time.
Tips and tricks for the perfect sponge cake | How to bake the perfect sponge cake
1. Don't leave the oven for the last. Start it even before you begin blending, it needs to be pre-heated. Raising agents work quickly and the batter should be slipped into the middle shelf as soon you add them. Leaving it out for long will lead to a poor rise. This may happen even if the oven is not too hot. And you know right, a great cake is one that stands tall.
Here are 11 recipes for inspiration that you can prepare at home.
Whether you decide to have it with your evening tea or take it to a party, these sponge cubes dipped in chocolate sauce and rolled in coconut shreds will make everyone hum with happiness.
This cake is wonderfully soft as the white wine seeps in all through the layers. A floral white pairs perfectly with the tangy mango puree and sweet cherries served with it.
A yummy and spongy cake made with custard powder and honey. Steamed and topped with roasted melon seeds and chocolate sauce.
Whipped cream smothered between soft layers of sponge cake, soaked in pineapple syrup and topped with slices of pineapples.
Moist and dense sponge discs only need some juicy plums, a dusting of confectioners' sugar and a dollop of cream to make you look like a seasoned baker.
7. Pound Cake
If you want something sweet and unfussy, this is just the recipe that you need with only four ingredients. You don't have to worry about being a perfectionist with this cake; it's all in the name.
Here's a reason not to skip dessert. This healthier version of a sponge cake is make with whole wheat flour and sweetened with jaggery. A delicious, sinful cake that is a bit healthier and of course, tastier! Toss in some walnuts for crunch.
9. Marble Cake
The incomparable combination of vanilla and chocolate swirls is reason enough for you to bake up this sweet delight. The good old marble cake made egg-less with milk and vinegar.
The old fashioned banana cake with a new twist, adding a spoonful of mixed fruit jam gives it a bit of an edge.
Spongy soft, spiced ginger-flavored cake. A warm recipe, perfect for winter months.