Thank you for this recipe Natasha. Made this And it was a huge hit. You can manually batter with a spoon but it is a longer process. I’m in Colorado at 7000 feet. I did your cake and turned out to be great. So great to hear that, Diane. i would like to try this cake my question is do you cook it only on pre-heated oven, meaning you do not turn the oven on at all? Three days before: Chop all the fruits and place in a large bowl. Thank you! Although the recipe calls for one cup of both the sugar and flour, one cup of sugar will be heavier than one cup of flour. Fold with a spatula with each addition just until incorporated. I tried your recipe with 2 additions: I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Alternatives pls. I also have a Tiramisu Yule Log recipe here. 3/4 cup milk. Any idea what I could have done wrong It was delicious!”. Cream butter and sugar using a whisk or paddle in your mixer and start at slow speed. I made it once with equal measurements because I did not notice the different grams and it was still amazing. Hi Rei, I haven’t tried it, but I think it could work since it is a sponge. Any tips to ensure proper baking? It works, but you will have more even and an overall taller cake baking them separately. Hi Natasha, How long do you recommend cooking this cake if I halve the recipe? I have a new buttercream recipe that I will be posting next week. Whisk together 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder then sift this mixture into fluffy egg mixture one third at a time. If using a springform to make one tall cake you can use a 9″ springform that is 3″ tall. Hi, a very sticky cake is usually due to under beating the eggs and sugar. Will let you know how it goes! Here is a tried and proven home made recipe, made from scratch. 1.Grease and flour 1 large cake pan or two small ones 2. Like a 9×9 or 8×8? Since the cake relies on the volume of the egg and sugar to rise, it is critical to follow every step in the recipe and use the right tools. I also used almond flour to make it gluten free. Hi Maria, without testing in your particular pan, I could only guess. Hi Almas, I have not tested this in two six-inch round baking pans to say for sure. I dont blame you if this does not come out well my sister was supposed to make it and shes just putting in dollpos of stuff here and there, mixing, and expecting it to turn out a cake. Learn more... Natasha's top tips to unleash your inner chef! I’ve made this cake in 6” pans many times.. but I used 3 pans for the full batch of batter.. and bake it a little bit longer. Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce. It’s light, fluffy, and feel like a cake that needs fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Hi Natasha Hi Jenna, I haven’t tested it that way, but I think it could work well and is worth testing. Thanks! You’re welcome, Martha! For the mixer gradually increasing to a fast speed. Thank you so much for sharing that with me! Hi Natasha, Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Hi Natasha, Always use a conventional oven setting (not a convection/fan setting), 4. I want to make the cake but I dont have this stand cake mixer just a normal mixer. In Puerto Rico, rum cake is called bizcocho de ron. Tiramisu – if you like tiramisu, you will love this! Hi! With any egg-based cake or meringue, an outdoor draft amplifies an eggy smell. I’d love to know how this turns out if you experiment! Please let me know! Best Sponge Cake ever! I got also 2 tins of 6.5 x 1.5 round tray. Hi Wendy, this cake relies on the volume of the eggs to rise so overmixing with flour could have caused it, but I also suspect that it could be due to the way it was cooled. 6 oz flour. Thanks so much!! Any suggestions, recommendations? And it came out delicious . Thank you in advance. Hi. Thank you for sharing your recipe! If you aren’t sure grease & flour pan to avoid my problem. You’re welcome. I only have fan-forced bake as an option. Beat in eggs until smooth. That’s just awesome Nisreen! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Russian Apple Cake (Sharlotka) – Just 5 ingredients and 15 min of prep then your oven does the rest! It has a lot of fruits and even some liquor. Or modify with something like lemon juice w/o deflating it? How should I adjust other ingredients? Hi Nina, It is bet baked right after mixing. The grams are a weight measurement. Natasha, do you think it would be possible to use this recipe in one big round pan (12”).. (trying to make a big cake). As I know that there are recipes that when scaled up or down they don’t necessarily work because of proportions. Let the cake cool in a room without any outdoor draft which can make it seem eggy. My wife hates frosting on cakes (she scrapes it off to eat the cake without it! What i am doing wrong? Yes.but you made layers in that right?but I am not able to cut the layers like you..my cake is too soft and crumbly while layering. Made this in the strawberry version for my step daughters 17th birthday. I made this yesterday and it’s fantastic! But this isn’t for us, I’ll be back to doing that version. Hey! Hi Natasha, My mom makes wedding-style black cakes, however, not sponge cake, so when I visited others or was at parties, I was always tickled with joy to get a slice of homemade cake… Once you master this easy European sponge cake (genoise), you can make hundreds of different cakes using this base! So great to hear that you loved the cake. Hi Natasha, They keep really well in the refrigerator. Line bottoms of two 9″ cake pans with parchment paper (do not grease the sides). May I use this recipe to make your tres leches cake? Are you able to use cake flour for this recipe? It's easy and you can make hundreds of different cakes with this base. Hi Kimmy, 1 cup of sugar will weigh more than 1 cup of flour. I just made this cake and it’s delicious! It feels soft, light and airy and as I was cutting it into half to frost, I could feel the moist through the body of the cake. Sift flour and add salt. Turn onto a flat base and remove pan and let it cool in open air. Pomegranate Christmas Cake – With a crown of glistening pom seeds, this one’s a stunner for the holidays. I was wondering though, when you say the cake should cool with no outdoor draught, do you mean the cake can be left to cool in the oven? 2. This cake does not require any butter. The first time I tried this recipe the cake turned out perfect! Wish I could share a pic. I hope you find this video helpful. Since the cake relies on the volume of the egg and sugar to rise, that step is critically important. ), so for her birthday yesterday I made your Berry Tiramisu Cake. If the walls of the pans are shorter, it would be a good idea to scale the recipe down. Hi, I baked this in a single springform pan when we made our original coffee cake. Love your website. Would it still turn out the same if I made it into cupcakes? Over the years, I’ve tested countless different ways to make this cake and this is the best, most fail-proof method for genoise that I’ve tested. Hi CM, the primary culprits are either under beating (make sure to use a stand mixer on high speed with whisk attachment), and overbaking could also be a culprit. My question is about the baking pans you use – can I use springform pan or do you recommend using the round ones you use? It depends on what kind of cake you are trying to achieve but the cake flour makes the cake too soft and light for most frostings. I would highly recommend either of our tres leches cakes. Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. It sounds like you are on the right track but I would guess that 4 eggs might work better or the cakes may be a little flat. Hi Olivia, you can halve the recipe and just use one 9″ pan. Does it make any difference if I bake it at 9″ pan. i did whip the eggs and sugar till thick and fluffy and i don’t think over worked the flour in. So you could try 1/4 cup sifted cocoa and 3/4 cup flour and sift them together before folding them into the batter. Where and what went wrong. Hi Stephanie, it should rise enough to fill most of the pan. I have tried this cake and came out so well.thank you so much. Hi Debbie, I haven’t tried that yet but I imagine that should work too. Hi Abby, I recommend reading through a few of the comments for a chocolate version; several of our readers have commented with that. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes. Now preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Thank you so much for sharing that with us! How many days does the cake last in the refrigerator? It is not like a typical American box cake. If the cake doesn’t rise properly, it would be sticky, can deflate, and be difficult to cut since it’s more moist and flat. Without testing it, I could only guess. please advise. I made this cake heater ago for my friends and it was a hit. Off to add cream cheese frosting! She – and all of us at the party – loved it! What is the height of the 9″ pan u used please? That’s so great! Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda,cinnamon ,nutmeg and salt. I was wondering if I could use this recipe in an 8 inch round pan. I was wondering if I could make the batter ahead of time and bake the next day? Hi Tiffany, It’s best not to open the oven on this cake – the heat escaping quickly can cause the cake to sink in the center. Add eggs one at a time on medium speed for approx 2 mins. Hi Ramya, be sure to wait for it to fully cool before slicing and also use a sharp serrated knife which helps to divide cake layers. I did bake this in one springform pan in the past for 30 minutes. Hi Milly! Mix the lemon juice and milk. I promise you this is way better than my other recipe and yes this recipe can be doubled. Place in a greased baking dish. orange zest. vanilla or vanilla essence. You can freeze them for longer. The cakes came out incredibly flat. Hi, if i use 1 9″ springform pan to bake the batter, do i still bake at 350˚F for 23-28 minutes? The recipe is very much close to a black cake recipe, but without the browning. FREE BONUS: 5 Secrets to Be a Better Cook! We did that in our older Tiramsu layered cake recipe. The smell of black cake at Christmas. Bake at 350 degrees in the middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake. This is a classic European sponge cake (aka Genoise). I am planning on baking this in a sheet pan. This was such a simple yet GREAT tasting cake. Hi Almas, I haven’t tested this in a 6″ pan but it may work if divided into three pans. In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade sponge cake is a common tradition in the making and can be served at any time especially around Birthdays and Christmas. This cake does not require any butter and to be honest baking it such a science I wouldn’t be able to make that recommendation with out testing it. Hi. My friend doesn’t like cakes where the taste of eggs pops out distinctly. Add essence to eggs. Poppy Seed Cake – fluffy and moist with a hint of rum and it’s not overly sweet. Hi Bernadette, are your mini cakes the size of a cupcake or muffin? – Cha. Beat in raisin mixture until evenly incorporated. If the figure 8 sinks into the batter before 10 secs, then u need to beat it longer.”, 8. I suggest reading the troubleshooting section in this pot and watching the video to see where things started to look different. time taken might be longer…. This batter does not do well sitting out so it’s best to make and bake it right away. Layer after layer of gorgeous berries. Add this to the batter and beat on slow speed for 2 mins then high speed for 1 min. Hi Mary, I haven’t tried that with this one. Saved by Aneesa's Jewelbox for Chloe and Isabel. Hi Ramya, yes that is correct. But I wonder if this cake will taste too eggy with a lot of eggs. I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Kendall. Thank you. Love your recipes. I do recommend reading through comments also to check on reader feedback. It came out super sponge but it smells eggy while eating. It came out perfect!! Hi Isa, the main culprit of the cake sinking is often under-beating the eggs and sugar. Can I add 1 tsp of Vanilla powder to the Sponge cake mix (it’s hard to find a good vanilla extract here). Here is an example where I made this a 9×13 cake but I doubled the recipe and made the cake layers separately. I want you to discover this gem of a cake and succeed EVERY TIME you make it. I’m only making one, so I was worried that I would end up with extra batter. Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback with us Roni! Be sure to properly cream the butter and sugar before moving on tot the next step. Easy to make but I have to agree with other reviewers that it was too eggy. Thanks. Cream until light and fluffy. Thank you for sharing your great review! Perfect recipe,it made me remember my childhood cake forgot the recipe taught by my aunt .. though was little bit scared 2 find the traces of flour in bottom but kept on mixing was interrupted many tm by my 3 year old princess who wants to know what mama is doing not paying attention 2 her baking this for sm friends daughter who requested me & I couldn’t refuse, Want 2 know how to store it should I cut top & edges before frosting. Have you tried this recipe with a little vanilla or almond extract? I’m so glad you loved it! I made this by hand (manual whisk) and it looks pretty much like it does in the video. Pour into greased pan and bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven until it leaves the sides of the pan. I really liked this! Blackberry Lemon Cake – soft and moist and has a fluffy lemon blackberry buttercream frosting. Tip from reader, Hilda: “How do you know u get the right consistency? Read on to see 11 marvelous recipes you can make using this sponge cake base. Once you have this recipe down (you’ll memorize it after a couple rounds), you’ll be baking things that look and taste like they are from a fancy bakery. I recommend checking it for doneness closer to the end of the bake time listed. To be frank, little confused whether to go with your tres leches cake, (i have not tried it though) or go with this simple recipe. I just tried this and it came out great! One day I’ll try to make entirely with Lakanto. With this cake Cheese frosting would be great ryte? I have a question, if I want to make cake just with one pan that is 23,24 cm I should use half of Ingredient? Trinidad Sponge Cake. I love this sponge cake recipe. Hi Natasha, I halved the recipe. thanks My wife’s cousin contributed this sorrel cake recipe to us last year, unfortunately at the end of the Christmas season. Do you think it will work out? Trinidad Sponge Cake Recipe: Try My Spiced Version This Trinidad sponge cake recipe is a little bit heavy-handed on the spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and tonka bean. Came out great! Hi Baylee, I have not tried that yet but I imagine yes it should be the same and it should be great. However, the cake taste great everytime. I have to say that version wasn’t so eggy. I’m new in baking. Whats people lookup in this blog: Trini Recipes Sponge Cake; Trinidad Recipes Sponge Cake Could you advise what temperature to bake on and for how long? Thanks again for your awesome recipes! If it can be added, how much would be needed? Do I simply divide or multiply your recipe? I’m using cake pans that are about 1 3/4 inches tall. What i am doing wrong? I hope that helps! I'm Natasha Kravchuk. Prepare the oven by adjusting a shelf to the middle. I did bake this in one springform pan in the past for 30 minutes. Classic 4-ingredient European sponge cake (Genoise recipe) I haven’t tested this in an 7″ pan. Did you start with room temperature eggs and use a high powered stand mixer to beat together the eggs and sugar and then fold the flour in with a spatula so as not to deflate the batter? Do not over-mix or you will deflate the batter. What am I doing wrong…. Check out our post on how we measure which may help. 2- Additionally, I notice its VERY sticky. Will try again cos it’s really the best sponge cake recipe that i’ve tried so far. I haven’t tried leaving it in the pan upside down to fully cool. Now i want to make your vanilla Cupcakes and the Key lime Coconut Cake but also as Cupcakes, i´m planning on following this Recipie but not to cut the cupcakes in half, i thought of making a hole in the middle of each cupcake, putting the filling in and then close it and frost it. TY !! We did that in our older Tiramsu layered cake recipe. But thank you Patricia, I appreciate the compliment! Below is a nice little recipe for two 5lb cakes that you can share. I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thanks for your awesome feedback. Cream sugar and butter until smooth. Will that work? The most common reason for that would be under beating the eggs and sugar. Pour cherry brandy and rum and leave in a cool corner, covered, so that it can soak up the alcohol. This Trinidad sponge cake recipe is a little heavy-handed on the spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and tonka bean. Trinidad Sponge Cake, sponge cake, Trini Sponge Cake, Trinidad Sponge Cake Recipe, best sponge cake. 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