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Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake
Sponge Cake
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves3 Person(s)
  • CategoryContains Egg
  • Cuisine TypeBakery, Cafe, Confectionery
  • Good for Snacks
About this Recipe

Nothing can beat the whiff of a nice pineapple flavored cake consuming the atmosphere of your home. Its hmmmmmmmmm Well after a lot of trials and errors - lets say about a 4-5 disaster cakes which was either too crumbly or sticky dough in the centre with the bottom almost burnt off. I finally nailed the all time favourite Sponge cake.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1 large cup of Maida/All purpose flour - sieved
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100gms Unsalted Butter
  • 200gms Castor Sugar
  • 1 small cap of Pineapple/Vanilla Essence
  • 2tbsp of hung curd (plain)
  • Dry fruits of your choice
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
How to cook?
  1. Ensure that the butter is completely softened at room temperate and you have the castor sugar ready.
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  3. Add them to the blender and blend until they form a nice creamy consistency - this should take about 5 mins or so, depending on the speed your using. I generally vary it between 1-2
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  5. Add one egg and blend again, until a creamy texture is attained. Then add the pineapple/vanilla essence along with the second egg and beat until smooth and fluffy.
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  7. Sieve the flour along with Baking powder and Baking soda. And then , fold in the flour little by little and blend until it marries all the ingredients. By now you should be getting layered swirls.
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  9. Add the curd and the left over flour and fold in to the batter by whisking again.
  10. Wet the nuts/dry fruits slightly and roll them in plain flour, this avoids it from settling at the bottom of the dough while baking. Add them to the dough and give a gentle stir by using a spatula.
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  12. This is the dough consistency you should be aiming for - stiff, yet soft and creamy.Go ahead lick some and check if the sugar is right.
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  14. Pre-heat the oven at 150C for 15mins. Grease the cake mould with some butter and pour the batter into it
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  16. Bake for  20 - 30mins or until the skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake.
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  18. Remove from the oven and cool for 30-40mins and turn over, let it cool further.
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  20. Layer it with heaps of vanilla frosting, after all there is no such thing as too much frosting ;-)
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  22. Enjoy plain cake as a tea time addition or  the one with the frosting as a heart warming dessert.
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