Sponge Cake Katherine Roenitz G4

What is a sponge cake?

A sponge cake is a cake with no added fat, but uses both the egg yolk, and egg white separate. A sponge cake is leavened by a mechanical leavening agent, beating air into the egg whites. This cake is very light and soft, with a spongy consistency, that is how it gets its name.

What is an example of a sponge cake?

One example of a sponge cake is Strawberry Sponge Cake. In a strawberry sponge cake, you beat egg whites with sugar, and incorporate yolks one at a time. Because you beat the white with sugar and add in yolks, it is classified as a sponge cake.

Sponge cake contains no fat. When making a sponge cake you use both parts of the egg, the yolk and the white. The leavening agent is a mechanical agent, beating air into the egg whites.

What Mixing Method is used for a sponge Cake?

1.) Beat egg yolks until they are thick and lemon colored 2.) Add liquid, sugar, and salt to the egg yolks beat till thick 3.) Gently fold the flour into the yolk mixture 4.) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed, fold into the flour-yolk mixture with a rubber scraper

What is one Example of a Sponge cake Recipe?

This recipe falls under the sponge cake category, because the egg whites are beaten with the sugar, beaten first to soft peaks then to stiff peaks, and the egg yolks and flour mixture is added to the whites.

Julie. "Strawberry Sponge Cake." Table for Two. N.p., 31 Aug. 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.

What is one example of a sponge cake video?

In this video, she teaches you and goes through all the steps of making a sponge cake. This includes showing how to beat the whites with sugar, making the yolk and flour mixture, and showing how to create soft and stiff peaks. This video also goes into detail about how to cool the cake (upside down), how to garnish the cake and the best way to store it to have it last.

JoyofBaking1. YouTube. YouTube, 22 May 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.


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