• Elena

The perfect cake sponge for everyone

The first step to a perfect cake is the sponge, no doubt about that! It has to be fluffy and soft. Just sweet enough with a touch of vanilla, and with perfectly straight sides. To be even more perfect, it should be possible to be shared with as many people as possible so that everyone can enjoy it ❤️

I found this recipe on the Swedish baking magazine Hembakat years ago and there is no better gluten free and milk free recipe out there. I promise none will believe you when you reveal that it's gluten and milk free! If you are looking for the perfect sponge you have found your recipe ❤️

The best gluten free cake sponge

4 medium eggs

180 gr caster sugar (2 dl)

1,5 tsp baking powder

55 gr gluten-free flour mix (1 dl)

80 gr potato starch (1 dl)

Turn on the oven to 175° C, static. Use a springform pan (mine is 24 cm in diameter). Remove the sides of the tin, place parchment paper on the bottom and then fit the sides back in place so that the paper is stuck and the excess parchment hangs out of the bottom. Do not grease or cover the sides with parchment paper, otherwise the sides will collapse as the cake cools down and you won’t have the straight sides.

Whip the eggs together with the sugar until fluffy and light in color. In a smaller bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.

Sieve the dry ingredients in the egg mix a little at the time (I usually add them in 3 moments) and incorporate gently with a spatula after every time to make sure there are no clumps left.

Pour the batter into your springform and bake for about 40 minutes. To check it’s done you can gently touch the middle with your finger. When the cake bounces back like a balloon it is done.

Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down up side down on a grid covered with parchment paper. When the cake is completely cooled use a spatula to separate it from the sides before you open your springform. I usually bake the sponge the evening before I need it and let it stay in the tin up side down the whole night. I find it much easier to remove and with the best result on the sides this way.

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