Monday, May 24, 2010

Marj's Sponge Cake

There is a very special lady named Marj who cooks one of the most amazing cakes I have had the pleasure of devouring.  She made it recently for her daughter's wedding and I chased the flower girls who were handing out the pieces all night!  So delicious!  Marj recently was gracious enough to share her fabulous recipe with me - a classic sponge from a classic dame.

Thanks Marj ...

(pictured is the fancy sponge cake from the wedding as well as the classic sponge!)

  • 3 eggs separated
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 2/3 cup of cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees celsius (375F) gas or electric.  Beat egg whites with salt until soft peaks form.  Gradually beat in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue beating until stiff.

Add egg yolks and vanilla essence, beat until combined.

Sift together 3 times - cornflour, plain flour and baking powder, then add the egg mixture.  Carefully and lightly fold the mixture together using a wooden spoon or spatula.  Do not stir.

Divide batter evenly between two 20cm round sandwich pans (grease pans well - don't use baking paper) and bake for 18-20 mins. Until cooked through.

Take from the oven and allow to cool on a cake rack.  When ready spread some fresh cream in between the round and place together.  Sprinkle some icing sugar on the top.


Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

1 comment:

  1. I too have been lucky enough to have had Marj (or 'Auntie Marj' as she is to me) make me her classic sponge, it was for my 21st birthday and it was mine, all mine! best gift I received. All us cousins fight over Marj's sponge... mmmm

    'Niece' Louise O'Malley:)


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