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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Basic sponge cake

(I changed my blog colour to "red" in order to usher Chinese New Year, hopefully it will bring me good luck and "Ong" , hehehe !!)

Finally, i found a sponge cake recipe which is really good, moist and spongy, and I can use this as a cake base for Birthday cake.



Recipe adapted from FoodHouse8 (she is my favourite baking master !!), if you know Chinese, the video is self-explanatory, otherwise check below recipe.

Basic Sponge Cake (Cocoa)

Whole eggs 203g ( I use 6 medium eggs, remember to use cold eggs)
Egg yolk 32g (I use 2 medium eggs)
Sugar 135g
Glucose 21g (I use golden syrup)
Salt 1g
Salad oil 32g (I changed to corn oil)
Cocoa powder 21g
Cake flour 106g
Baking soda 1g (I changed to 1tsp)
Milk 21ml

1. Heat up corn oil (low flame), turn off flame, add in cocoa powder and mix well, set aside.
2. Beat whole egg + egg yolk, sugar and salt on HIGH speed till foamy.
3. Add in glucose and continue beat on MEDIUM speed till double in volume and ribbon-like.
4. Sift cake flour and baking soda, beat on LOW speed till mix well.
5. With a spatula, take 1/3 of the batter and mix it with no (1), fill in this mixture with the remaining batter, combine well. Last add in milk and mix well.
6. Pour batter in a 9” round pan and bake for 35mins at 180c.
7. Remove from the oven and invert the pan immediately. Let cool completely before unmould.

** This sponge cake still very moist even keep till the next day, and no need egg separation, so much easy to bake, do try out, good one !!


Happy Baking !!


Bakeling said...

A good change of the new template !

The sponge cake looks moist and soft .

Like what you always says , must give this a try one day !It

Angie's Recipes said...

Very fluffy and spongy! I love all kinds of foam cakes.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Must try! Must try! Your cake looks fantastic!

ann low said...

Like the sweet colour of your new template ;)
The sponge cake too, looks so spongy.

kitchen queen said...

The cake is spongy and delicious and tempting.

Sherleen.T said...

i like the cake, but also the first time saw got glucose in the cake, hehe!

Jane Chew said...

looks great. Must give it a try.

s said...

It does look moist...im bookmarking this...thanks!!

ahteekitchen said...

xifu, juz got my new oven, have to start learning baking from u looo..
Love this kind of sponge cake!

Pei-Lin said...

Ahhh ... I've bookmarked this long, long time ago ever since Grace of Kitchen Corner & Youfei of Loving Baking shared their experience with this recipe on their blogs. Gotta give it try REALLY! Thanks for the reminder!!

Yours looks so, so good!!


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Bakeling, ya, never try never know.

Angie, Thanks .

Ju, this is really good, you should try !!

Anncoo, Thanks.

Kitchen queen,Thanks for stopping by.

Sherleen, I think the glucose play a very important part.

Jane, quickly try.

s, Thanks for dropping by.

Ah tee, let me know if you have problem in this.

Federica Simoni said...

questa torta deve essere buonissima!

Namitha said...

Template looks great :-) Wishes for a great year ahead !! This looks so soft and spongy :D

Shandy said...

Yay! I love the Red on your template. Yiour blog pops and looks bright.

Thank you for the compliment on mine too =0). Your cake looks so moist and wonderful. . . YUM!

Anonymous said...

Love the CNY red look! Your sponge cake looks soft and moist. YUM!

Vrinda said...

Really a moist cake and a diff recipe..lov it

Small Small Baker said...

I've been looking for a good sponge cake recipe. Looks like this is the one. Thanks to your link to the videos. Really useful! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks moist and soft! I like sponge cake.

tigerfish said...

I love sponge cake too! Very light, so I can eat more than one slice ;p

Big Boys Oven said...

I just love having a slice of sponge over a cup of earl grey tea! ;0

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Federica, Thanks for dropping by.

Gulmohar, ya, it is very spongy, Thanks.

Shandy, Thanks for your compliment too.

Ellie, Thanks for stopping by.

Vrinda, Thanks.

Small Small baker, very good, quickly try .

LCOM, I like sponge cake too.

tigerfish, Thanks.

BBO, I like to have a cup of coffee instead..

Pei Lin, I seen a blogger did this, but just couldn't recall which one, now i know it was Kitchen corner, Thanks for the info.

J.O said...


My Little Things Corner said...

Sure Ong one, now look "Ang Ang" already. Happy CNY to you first.

Please go to my home pick the Happy 101 Award

Tina said...

Sooooo soft and spongy....

petite nyonya said...

Haha, yes I hope the red color will usher in more 'ong' for you :). I love this sponge cake recipe! Been searching for a good one and finally found it. Looks so moist, soft and fluffy. I am bookmarking this for sure! Thanks for sharing & look forward to meeting you!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

我的spongecake 很失败,真可悲! I like your cake , nice and spongy

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

J.O, Thank you for the award.

Sze Sze, ya huh, ang ang only Fah lah. Thanks for thw award.

Tina, ya, very spongy.

Petite, this really good, quickly try out.

A full-timed housefly, try this, I bet you will success !!

Colin Woon said...

Moist and spongy...ooohhh...I like!!!

"Ong" ah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,
Very nice spongy cake, love it & thank you for sharing, the glucose of 21g is it in powder form or liquid. You are using golden syrup so we can also met sugar to make golden syrup is it. Thanks.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Very fluffy sponge cake! I can't do sponge cake, can't get soft and fluffy texture :-(

Beau Lotus 涟 said...

That looked like a very successful sponge cake indeed. I used to do loads of them for Home Econs (more than 20 years ago!) and then I've almost never done it again. Will have to make them again.

SL said...

Hi Sonia,

Got one question. I made this cake, it was very spongy and quiet soft but it was kinda dry..not moist. How come? And also it just took about 20 mins to bake...i set my oven to 170c..
Its so weird...maybe i should try again one more time...
thanks for the recipe anyway..

Bakericious said...

hi sonia, i saw this video clip at Kitchen Corner's blog as well. I nvr gd at making sponge cake b4 encounter this recipe, tried 3 times and failed twice. I was so happy when I tried this recipe twice and both were successful but of course, cannot beat urs and Kitchen Corner cos both of your cakes look so good and spongy.

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Cindy said...

Hi Sonia, the cake looks very soft... :)
May I know why need to use cold eggs?

Anonymous said...

Hello Nasi Lemak Lover
Wud like to try out your sponge cake recipe soon. Kindly please advise me if were to I omit the cocoa powder as I do not like chocolate cake at all, what other ingredients in place I can use? And if there is no alternative ingredient which u can recommend in replacement of the cocoa powder, do I need to reduce other ingredients in ur sponge cake recipe?

Thanks and rgds
Priscilla Poh

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Priscilla, actually I was thinking to change cocoa to vanilla extract too. What I will do is omit cocoa powder and remove step 1. Fold in corn oil at step 5 and followed by adding the milk. I will try this new method soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sonia for your response. I shall wait and hear fr u the outcome of vanilla extract method. I was thinking if I add milk powder in place of the cocoa powder, will this do?
Anyway, I had in mind to use this cake recipe to bake a birthday cake with durian frosting for my sis birthday in Jun.

Priscilla Poh

Anonymous said...

Can I ask what golden syrup is? Can I use honey?

Can said...

Hi I like your sponge cake. Very spongy n yummy. Msy i know whst kind of round cake mould u used?F
did u use detachable base cake mould? How do i solve this problem If I don't have detachable base cake mould? Thank for yr time.


Can said...

Hi I like your sponge cake. Very spongy n yummy. Msy i know whst kind of round cake mould u used?F
did u use detachable base cake mould? How do i solve this problem If I don't have detachable base cake mould? Thank for yr time.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Yes, I use a removable mould. If you don't have one, normal mould is alright by just line the bottom with baking paper. Once you invert the cake , so no problem to remove it .

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia!

I understand that eggs should be at room temperature but from your recipe, you stated that eggs should/must be cold...may I know what is the reason?

Thanks! :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Hi, to use cold eggs is for easy rising when beating.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, when heating oil n mixing with cocoa powder, will the mixture burn or dry up? I left mine in the same pot to cool n it looked very dry/burnt. Did you Trf to another bowl to cool?
Thanks, Amy

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Amy, do not heat oil for too long, so long it turn warm and turn off heat , then mix in cocoa powder and cool it in the same pot. Otherwise you can just transfer to another bowl in case in turn dry.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sonia, appreciate it! Will try again.

Sally said...

Hi Sonia,

Do you think that i can reduce the sugar to about 90-100g? I'm afraid 135g of sugar is way too sweet for me and my family. Will it alter the outcome of the cake? Please advise. Thanks!


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Sally, I am not sure, i have so long did not bake this cake. If reduce sugar not too much, should be ok..You try out and let me know.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,
I don't understand the following points:

"Whole eggs 203g ( I use 6 medium eggs, remember to use cold eggs)
Egg yolk 32g (I use 2 medium eggs)"

Do you mean you use total of 8 eggs?
of which 2 eggs use only the yolk?

Unknown said...

Hi Sonia!

I tried this and loved it! So easy to make and a great base for cakes! Going to be my go to cake from now on! Thanks for your kind sharing!

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