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Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

June 7, 2016

VANILLA SPONGE CAKE RECIPE

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On this segment I’ll show you how to make an easy vanilla sponge cake recipe. The list of ingredients are included below this video:

Pan preparation for the sponge cake recipe is important. Coat the bottom and sides of the pan with butter or baking spray. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper.

Sift the cake flour, salt, baking powder and 1/4 of the sugar. The remainder of the sugar will be used for the meringue.
**important** sift the dry ingredients twice to minimize the mixing time.

If you can’t push any of particles through the sieve discard it.

Place the egg whites in your mixing bowl and make sure the bowl is squeeky clean and free of oil.
Begin mixing at a low speed, once the color of the goes from translucent to opaque, add the remainder of the sugar, which is 3/4.
When the egg whites become a more solid color, add the cream of tartar. Once you have medium peaks- the meringue is ready.

In a separate bowl combine the water, egg yolk, vanilla extract and oil.Thoroughly mix before adding the dry ingredients. Mix using a whisk. The cornstarch in the cake flour prohibits the development of gluten to some extend, but as soon as your batter has a a smooth consistency, stop mixing.

The meringue will go into the batter in 3 parts.
**pay close attention to the folding technique**
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If this is your first time making a sponge cake pay close attention to the folding technique. I’m rotating the bowl with one hand and using the scraper to cut right through the batter. Rotate, cut through and fold. Once the meringue is no longer visible add the second batch. Now add the last batch of meringue and fold.

Fill the pan a little more than half way, anything more and the cake will not bake evenly. Place the pan(s) in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes-checking 20 minutes in. Once the cake is done, tap the cake against a surface once and allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting.

VANILLA SPONGE CAKE RECIPE
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Good for two 8" round pans. preheat oven to 350 degrees. Check 20 minutes for progress.
    Servings Prep Time
    6 15 mins
    Cook Time
    25-30 mins
    Servings Prep Time
    6 15 mins
    Cook Time
    25-30 mins
    VANILLA SPONGE CAKE RECIPE
    Print Recipe
    Good for two 8" round pans. preheat oven to 350 degrees. Check 20 minutes for progress.
      Servings Prep Time
      6 15 mins
      Cook Time
      25-30 mins
      Servings Prep Time
      6 15 mins
      Cook Time
      25-30 mins
      Ingredients
      Sponge Cake Batter
      • 2 1/2 cups Cake Flour 10 oz if using a scale
      • 1 1/4 tablespoons Baking Powder 1 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
      • 1 teaspoon Salt
      • 1/4 cup Sugar 2 oz sugar if using a scale
      • 8 egg yolks room temperature
      • 4 tablespoons canola oil you may also use vegetable or safflower oil
      • 3/4 cup water 6 oz if using a scale
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      Meringue
      • 8 egg whites room temperature
      • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
      • 1 cup Sugar 7 oz sugar if using scale
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