Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sponge Cake - My First Post


This being my first blog I thought probably I should start with something sweet and simple!! The sweetness that coats the whole world and the sweetness that lasts for ever...

I shall try and put all those recipes on yum-world which I have tried and tested and those which I have inherited from my mom, dad, hubby, friends and ofcourse those ones which I love the most!! Keep reading and would definetly appreciate any form of encouragement and critical opinions..

Sponge cake is the most simplest cake in the world. This cake is the one which a starter should try while baking for the first time. And I am sure you can not go wrong with this if you replicate the recipe. And another important thing - my mother always says that baking can be fun when there are two people. So next time you bake pull in your better half also!! :)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup - All purpose flour or maida
  • 3/4 level tsp - Baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup - powdered sugar
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 1 tsp - Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp - Warm milk

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. You may either grease the baking tray with lots butter and dust with flour or grease the tray with butter and put a greased butter paper. For amateurs I would suggest the latter.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder twice and keep aside
  • Whisk the butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to beat till sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add egg one at a time and mix gently.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix.
  • Take flour in small quantities and slowly fold into the butter sugar mixture.
  • Add warm milk, mix well till small bubbles form
  • Pour the batter in to the baking tray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or till done. To check if done insert a knife and see. If the cake is done the knife will come out clean.
  • Take it out of the oven once done and insert a knife onto the sides of the tray and loosen it to let it cool. Wait for the cake to cool completely before your turn or cut

2 comments:

Shiv said...

Did you know that Sponge cake can be made without any baking powder at all ):-

Divz said...

ohh really??
i never knew that....so is it that I just need to avoid baking powder from the recipe?
and i know i neednot argue with u as u have learnt the art and mastered it so please do post comments and correct me if wrong