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Oven-baked sponge cake


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  • 6 eggs (room temperature)
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tp baking powder
  • 1/4 tp salt
  • 200g sugar
  • 1tp vanilla extract
  • 2tp water
  • some lemon/orange zest
  • 3/4 tp vinegar/lemon juice


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Separate the eggs into egg yolks and egg whites.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 180oC.

Step 3

In a bowl, add in sifted flour,salt and baking powder. Mix well.

Step 4

In another bowl, add in egg yolks and 135g sugar. Beat until light, fluffy and thick.

Step 5

Add vanilla extract, water and lemon/orange zest. Mix for a few minutes.

Step 6

In another bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add in vinegar/lemon juice. Beat until soft.

Step 7

Gradually add 65g sugar into the egg mixture while stirring. Beat until light and shiny.

Step 8

To the egg yolk batter, mix in the flour 1/3 at a time and mix well. Then, add in the egg white batter 1/3 at a time and mix well.

Step 9

Greese the pan and pour in the batter.

Step 10

Bake for 25-35min. Cool for at least an hour before serving.

Can serve with whipped cream, fruits and dusting with icing sugar.

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