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The magic of a light, fluffy sponge with tender crumb is to incorporate as much air in as possible. After all, it is the entrapped air that expands in the oven, creating the magic of the cake rising.
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While we love our stand mixers such as Kitchenaid, Kenwood or Breville , these mixtures are actually TOO efficient and vigorous on those delicate, eggy air bubbles. If you can, try mixing with a hand-held electric beater. Once again, another egg secret. While our recipe suggests C for a fan forced oven, your oven might run a smidge hotter or cooler. This is when practice becomes important see tip 1. A good folding technique is essential for sponge cakes. Skip the challenge of cutting your finished cake in half and instead pour the batter evenly into two prepared cake tins.
For two perfectly even cakes, weigh the mixture into each cake tin. Your finished sponge will be so delicate; a skewer will cause that precious air to deflate!
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Instead, gently press the top of the sponge. Once ready, they will lightly spring back. Unlike most cakes, you are best to turn sponge cakes out onto a wire racked lined covered with three tea towels within a couple of minutes of removing from the oven. This will prevent those unsightly wire rack marks appearing on your delicate cake. And just like that, you now have a beautiful sponge cake! Join the Queen Baking Club to comment and save recipes and tutorials.
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Room temperature, please. Give it some air The magic of a light, fluffy sponge with tender crumb is to incorporate as much air in as possible.
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Dig out those electric beaters While we love our stand mixers such as Kitchenaid, Kenwood or Breville , these mixtures are actually TOO efficient and vigorous on those delicate, eggy air bubbles. Go Glass Once again, another egg secret. No one said anything, but I knew it was yucky. It was dry, over-baked and super, duper boring. And it was made from scratch! She could NOT believe it was from a cake mix and tasted oh-so-good! Now that you know all the bakery-style cake secrets — go preheat your oven!
Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar. After that, I decided to change some things. Your cake mix calls for two eggs? Use three. Cake mix calls for three eggs?
Use four. Simple, but makes a BIG difference! Throw out the oil. Oh dear foodie friend, do NOT use oil in your cake mix. I repeat: do NOT use oil! Grab out your fave stick of butter, melt it, and use in in the place of oil. Keep measurements the same as for oil. This is by far the best change I ever made to my cakes!