Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vanilla Sponge Cake

how it suppose to look

le ingredients~

Flour : 200 gms
Baking Powder : 1 Tbsp
Butter : 200 gms , at room temperature
Sugar : 200 gms
Eggs : 4, at room temperature
Vanilla extract : 1 tsp

le methodes~
  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Grease and line an 8 inch or 9 inch round baking tray with a butter paper. Grease the butter paper too, and keep the pan aside.
  3. Separate eggs when still cold and cover both the bowls with yolks and whites, with a cling wrap to avoid forming a film on the top.
  4. Sieve flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
  5. Take butter in a bowl and beat till smooth.
  6. Add in sugar and beat well again.
  7. Now add the egg yolks, one yolk at a time, beating for one full minute after each addition.
  8. Add in vanilla extract and beat well.
  9. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till it forms stiff peaks.
  10. Add in the egg white mixture into the butter and yolk mixture slowly and fold in with a wooden spoon till incorporated.
  11. Now slowly add the flour mixture in 2 batches, and fold in well. Do not mix vigorously.
  12. Pour this batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with the back of the spoon or a spatula.
  13. Place in the center of oven and bake for 30 – 40 mins.(baking time also depends on the size of the pan using. Batter in 8 inch pan takes more time to bake than batter in 9 inch pan)
  14. Bake till the toothpick or a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  15. Cool on a wire rack. 
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