How to make The Perfect Sponge
A sponge is something that has a pedigree…. in our minds. Grandmothers are known to be able to make them, along with CWA members. Well, now you can make one. With a sponge you can make birthday cakes or cupcakes, charlottes, tiramisu and trifle- if you want. The point is, that once you know how to make a sponge you can make lots of things!.
Sponges and indeed the majority of cakes that are light and fluffy are about air. It is an egg and flour concoction suspended by …. air. Beating so much air into the cake with eggs that when it is cooked the air is trapped. This is what sponge is about.
DO NOT try to make a sponge with a stick blender or a food processor. Just don’t even try.
If you don’t have a mixer, then we will have to find another cake for you.
For those with mixers…. don’t make it once, make it at least 3 times before you give up. The ingredients are very cheap so, you can afford to practice.
- 3 whole eggs 70 gm medium / room temperature if possible
- 125 gm caster sugar
- 50 gm flour
- 25 gm cornflour 11/2 Tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt