Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Sponge Cake



A long time ago a teenager attempted to bake a cake with the help of her mom. That cake came out very soft, spongy and tasty. That was the first attempt in baking a cake for this teenager and it gave her a great deal of confidence. Now that teenager has become a more experienced baker and is confident enough to experiment with more complicated recipes. This cake is from her list of favorites .....yesterday I made this cake again after a very long time and it tasted better than in all previous attempts…. may be because of the memories associated with it…some of my best years that I spent with my mom …I got this recipe from my mom and as October is her birthday month, this one is dedicated to her.





Kerala Sponge Cake / Ghee Cake
(Recipe Source ~Mrs.K.M.Mathew's recipe from Malayala Manorama )
Ingredinents:
Maida / All purpose flour-250gm
Baking Powder-1 tsp
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Butter/Ghee-250gm
Powdered Sugar-250 gm
Eggs-4 no. (separate yolk and white)
Grated Lime/ Lemon Zest-1/2 tsp
Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice-2 tbsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar-2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp

Method:

  • Sift together Maida, baking powder and Baking Soda. 
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
  • Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add lime juice and lime zest and beat 1 minute longer. 
  • With the mixer on low speed, alternately add flour and milk to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  • In another bowl whisk egg whites stiff, then gradually add 2 tbsp sugar and vanilla essence and continue to beat until stiff. 
  • Fold egg white mixture in to butter mix and mix well.
  • Turn in to a well greased pan and bake in a pre heated oven of 180C for 50-55 minutes, or a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
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46 comments:

  1. That's a lovely cake. Thank you so much for your entry :)

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  2. I love sponge cakes.
    This reminds me of my moms cake and they were always delicious

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  3. Swapna, In memory of your mom, you hv a fantastic sponge here! Can see how fluffy n moist it is! Thks for this special recipe!
    I m now used to reading 'Basic sponge cake' hee..too much of Michael's I guess!

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  4. the cake looks really soft and moist

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  5. awesome spongy soft cake, and perfect for the event..

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  6. This cake looks so soft and spongy...looks delicious :-)

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  7. Swapna, read your comment..thanks a lot for that pointer...i have never heard of this allipidi you mentioned and you got me curious too :)

    could you pls tell me , if it is not too much of trouble, what exactly they wrote in the article about allipidi? I would like to know more....you can mail me (id in my page at the end of copyright notice) or drop a message in the comment section itself . if u can mail me the scanned copy of that article,thats a bonus........even a piece of info is great :)

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  8. btw, that sponge cakes looks awesome...quite airy i guess

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  9. Very nice post Swapna..
    A dedication to mom!
    You just got me back to those moment I spent with her, years back..
    Lovely post!..

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  10. This one looks so pro Swapna..just like the ones I buy from Bakeries..;-).Never tried making a sponge cake and I guess this one's the recipe I was looking for;-)

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  11. Hi Swapna,
    Thanks for this post. Easy and tasty one, for a beginner like me. My kids really loved it.

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  12. This recipe caught my eye - looks simple to make - I want to try it with my daughter.Yum!

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  13. I tried your sponge cake receipe..it was very delicious.thank you swapna.

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  14. Fantastic recipe. turned out really spongy, I used desi ghee instead of butter, the result was fantastic., However I feel that 250 gms Ghee is a tad too much and recommend that 150 gms should be more that sufficient.
    Otherwise Great...
    One, one thousand thanks..
    (oru aaiyram nani)

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  15. Thanks very much for this recipe. I tried it without the lime and lemon, and am very happy with the result! This is the first time I have properly baked a cake, on my third attempt, and all thanks to your recipe!

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  16. Hi Swapna...am hooked onto cakes..from Rias blog..was chkin some more recipes and glanced into urs and liked the look of ur cake ...sponge cakes dont come out well for me..but this looks good ...let me give it a try and will let u know how it goes...Reny.

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  17. thats a lovely cake. i have cooked it like 5 times and thank you so much

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  18. Hi Swapna

    Thankyou very much for sharing this sponge cake recipe. Today i have tried this cake. It cameout very tasty and nicely raised . I think lemon gave good taste to the cake. Noone noticed lemon in the cake and all at my home said cake tasting differently with a nice taste. First i got scared to use grated lemon but used and finally good results.

    Thanks a lot swapna

    chidambari

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    1. Thank you Chidambari for trying the cake and I am very happy to hear you loved the cake:)
      Sorry for the late reply...

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  19. I wanted to make sure that your sponge cake also has sugar being incorporated in the egg white,and I decided to try the recipe .
    It came out very well thanks.

    BTW, this incorporation of sugar and lemon juice can part of most of the cakes? I ahd made the fruit cake too, today and the family loved it.

    Thanks a lot.

    Pattu

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    1. Thank you Pattu for trying both the cake... glad to hear both came out well :)

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  20. Swapna
    Thank you so much for sharing your mother's recipe to make this delicious sponge cake (mothers always knows best). Just took it out of the oven and got the thumbs up from my 4 year old daughter which means success!

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    1. So glad to hear your daughter liked it!

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  31. Tried this cake and it turned out awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Have backlinked..:)

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    1. Thank you Reshmi for trying the cake and for linking :)...

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  32. Hi, Swapna, Nice recipe, I have tried it, don't know how it comes up, in process :). But egg whites did not become stiff. What could be the reason & how long does it take to become stiff? any tip on making it stiff?..............Ashwini

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    1. You have to use completely dry vessel,beater etc, even a drop of water there, the egg white will not become stiff, also egg yolks wont come inside white... it will take up to 5 minutes to become stiff... do let me know hoe ur cake turns out...

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  33. Hi Swapna,...Very Nice to look at. I am trying out this recipe today... its in process. :) But my egg whites did not become stiff. What could be the reason for this & how long does it take to become stiff?..... what happens if it is not "stiff" ..............Ashwini

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  34. Hey Swapna... Thanks a lot for this recipe. It was yummy & cake was very spongy & light. Everyone liked it. This is the one I was loooking for a loooong time. There were lots of "comments" I was getting @home previously for my earlier cake.... now everyone was SURPRISED!! :).............. Next time I will do remember for ur tip while making the egg white "stiff". ... Thanks Again..Ashwini

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    1. So happy to hear you and your family liked the cake Ashwini :)... Thanks for trying and also letting me know :)....

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  36. Hi Swapna: Thanks for such a lovely recipe. I tried this yesterday as I have a party at my friend's place. And I must say that this was the best cake ever baked by me. I followed all the steps n the measurements as given... and at the end it was a WOW. Made it at night... and in the morning offered one piece to my mom and there she too loved it... Thanks a lot once again, this recipe goes into my diary book.

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    1. So happy to hear the cake came out perfect for you :) This is one of my fav recipe too :) Thanks a lot for the feed back :)

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