Portuguese sponge cake

Portuguese sponge cake

Portuguese sponge cake is a delicious typical cake, very appreciated and easy to prepare. Try it you won’t regret!

Portuguese sponge cake slice on a plate

Category: Cakes, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 12 slices
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 10 m
Total Time: 25 m
Ingredients: corn starch, eggs, sugar
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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


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan Portuguese sponge cake dough on a round cake pan 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 on a round cake pan turn off the heat.
  4. Remove the cake from oven and unmold onto a plate. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve.
Portuguese sponge cake
Nutrition facts
Serves 12 slices
Per Serving:
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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