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Make Spongecake

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Here is how to make a very basic spongecake..Great for use in Tiramisu, and Trifle, among other things.
 
 
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Step 1: What you will need

you will need:

4 Eggs
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
pinch of salt
Butter (for pan)
Waxpaper

Step 2: Prepare Pan

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Place the pan over the waxpaper and cut around the pan with sharp knife it should fit perfectly in the bottom of the pan.
3. Butter the bottom and sides of the pan.
4. Place the waxpaper in the bottom of the pan and butter the waxpaper.
5. Lightly flour the pan.

Step 3: The separation...The beatings....


1. Separate the whites into a large bowl, and the yolk into a small bowl
2. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
3. Add 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating whites until stiff peaks form.
4. Whisk yolks with a teaspoon of vanilla.
5. Add 1/4-1/3rd of the whites into the yolks and gently fold in until it is an even colour.
6. Add yolk mixture back into the whites...Do Not Mix Together Yet!
7. Sift the flour and cornstarch together over the mixture.
8. Gently fold together until the batter is smooth and shiny.

Step 4: Bake...remove..cool..

1. Smooth the batter into the pan with a spatula.
2. Place in the 375F oven for 20-25 minutes, until just golden brown.
3. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
4. Gently run sharp knife around the edge of the pan.
5. Make sure the cake is free inside the pan (if not, repeat step 4) and flip it out.
6. Peel waxpaper, and behold the sweet yummy goodness that awaits you!

Step 5: Enjoy !!

Now that you have a yummy spongecake..you can top it with fresh berries and whipped cream, douse it in your favourite liquer and chocolate or use to make Tiramisu, Trifle, or..???

sphere3601 year ago
Thanks for the great recipe! My attempt was a success.
It is very similar to the japanese castella cake.
scoleman81 year ago
I must try this tomorrow. I have diabetes and I'm always looking for recipes that have low amounts of sugar and flour. Sounds delicious!
294912 years ago
is it ok if i dont use waxpaper?
machoturtle2 years ago
Made it and it turned out great! thanks for the instructable!
lucek2 years ago
Made this for my sis's birthday(today) It smells yummy. Will update later on how it was. Serving with sliced strawberries and whipcream.
Kaiven6 years ago
when i searchh spongecake, this doesn't come up. Try adding sponge and cake to your keywords. Looks delicious, im gonna make this!
misskari6 years ago
Very simple recipe! Folding went over well. They didn't lose their fluffiness. I used little disposable heart-shaped tins, about cupcake sized. I had them in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes. I poured hot chocolate over one and sweet coffee over another. Yummy, yummy. They came out great! I froze some to serve on valentine's day. Thanks for a great instructable. :D
crestind7 years ago
Tasty! My spongecakes usually collapse in the oven though. It is baking and I'm hoping it won't collapse.
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