Portuguese sponge cake

  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m
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Portuguese sponge cake is a delicious typical cake, very appreciated and easy to prepare. Try it you won’t regret!

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  • 2 whole eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 50 grams (1/3 cup) corn starch flour


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC (430ºF). Line a round cake pan (25 x 6 centimeters (9 3/4 x 2 1/3 inches)) with parchment paper.

    Step 2

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the whole eggs and the sugar until obtain a creamy mixture. Then, add the egg yolks and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until well incorporated. Finally, fold with a spatula the sifted corn starch flour.

    Step 3

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared panPortuguese sponge cake | Food From Portugal and bake about 8 to 10 minutes (the time depends on the oven). This cake should stay a bit creamy inside. When the cake start to browned (just like in the picture)Portuguese sponge cake | Food From Portugal turn off the heat.

    Step 4

    1. Remove the cake from oven and unmold onto a plate. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve.

Portuguese sponge cake | Food From Portugal

Portuguese sponge cake

Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices)

Calories: 80

Total Fat: 3 g(5%)

Saturated Fat: 1 g(5%)

Cholesterol: 140 mg(47%)

Sodium: 15 mg(1%)

Total Carbohydrate: 10 g(3%)

Protein: 3 g

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