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Thursday, 20 March 2014

My very first Sponge Cake


I was asked a couple of weeks ago to make a birthday cake for my workmate's 2yo daughter.
He wants a simple sponge with strawberries and whipped cream. Well... sounds soooo easy, doesn't it?
The thing is.... I've never baked a sponge cake before. Riddiculous, right? I know.

So I decided to wake up a bit earlier today and go shopping for ingredients. As I'm Polish, I prefer to use stuff I know.

So if you like to make the cake according to my recipe, go Polish shop ;-}

quick text to my mum saying 'HEEEEELP!!! I need a sponge recipe'

this is what I got:
5 egg
1 glass sugar
1 glass flour
0.5 glass potato flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 sachet of vanilla sugar or vanilla extract

- - heat the oven up to 190degrees / 200 degrees
- separate the egg yolks and egg whites
-put a sprinkle of salt to egg whites and beat thoroughly until soft picks.
- add sugar, beat until you can feel sugar dissolved
- add egg yolks, mix
- add flours and baking powder, mix
- pour into a baking tray
- put in the oven, bake for 35 min until golden brown.

Check with a toothpick. stick the toothpick in the cake. If it comes out clean and dry, the cake is ready.

Take the cake out of the tray. let it cool, then cut in half, put any cream you want inside and put the top of the cake.
voila :)

that's my cake: sponge sandwich with pineapple -n-coconut cream filling. 

And there we go (updaaate!) That's the birthday cake I made for the baby girl:-)