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What makes cake a Sponge Cake? And what doesn't?

I've been watching the Great British baking show and they refer to basically every cake as a sponge. I live in the USA and grew up in Australia. We just called cake, cake. I know how to make a ...
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Japanese Cotton Sponge Cake - How to stop collapsing?

I've recently found videos about Japanese "Cotton" Sponge Cake. (Possibly also called a 'Jiggly Cake'?) I've never had it, but I figured it looked good, so why not try it? All of the videos I have ...
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Folding dry ingredients into the cake batter: at once or in 2/3 portions, does it make a difference?

The following is my go-to sponge cake recipe: 6 eggs 2 and a half cups flour 1 cup oil 1 and a half cups sugar 1 cup milk 2 and a half tsp baking powder cardamom and saffron First I separate eggs, ...
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Is this sponge cake recipe correct?

I found an old family recipe for a big size sponge cake. Are these measures correct? 10 eggs 6 heaped tablespoons of flour 3 heaped tablespoons of corn starch 10 heaped tablespoons of granulated ...
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How to determine quantity of baking powder for baking simple cake?

Do I need to double the quantity of baking powder,when all other ingredients are doubled for preparing simple sponge cake?
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missed out cream of tartar in chiffon recipe

I forgot to add cream of tartar to my egg whites as inwas making a chiffon cake. what happens if you missed out adding cream of tartar to the egg whites for your chiffon cake recipe. will it alter the ...
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When making a sponge cake how does the method of combining ingredients effect the final product? [closed]

I recently completed a project where I would bake several sponge cakes using various recipes so I could test how the different ingredients such as milk, self-rising flour, plain flour and baking ...
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Problems with rising sponge in larger tin

For years I've made classic 6/6/6 and 8/8/8 Victoria sponges (and many variants) in two 7inch tins, with good results. Now I've tried to bake the same recipe in one 8 inch spring form tin, and had to ...
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cake smells bad of egg, is dense and rubbery

This was the first time bake a cake (basic sponge cake) with an electric beater. The final result was that the cake was smelling very bad of eggs, it was was very dense and rubbery. I dont see this ...
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Sponge cake - Why mix milk and butter instead of folding?

From what I understand, after whisking the eggs and sugar you fold in the flour to prevent flattening the air bubbles in the mixture you just incorporated. So why then do some recipes say you should ...
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What are the reasons for cakes collapsing whilst in the oven?

I often make various cakes, some of the options are: - yogurt: with eggs and yogurt, baking powder + baking soda, AP flour - vegan: with apple sauce, various flours, baking powder + baking soda the ...
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Sponge cake batter too runny

I followed a new recipe for a sponge cake (Sour Cream Sponge Cake) by James Peterson. The only tweak I made was to include some lemon zest in with the sour cream. When I combined the yolk mixture ...
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Effect of flour/fat/sugar/egg ratio in a sponge pudding

I thought I'd have a go at making a sponge pudding. I've Googled recipes and they all seem to be variations on creaming together fat and suger, beat in the egg then flour, then bake or steam. However ...
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Replacement for ground almonds in a joconde sponge

I am going to try and make a petit gateau with a pistachio joconde layer, however I am not a big fan of almonds. Is there anything I can use that would act as a decent replacement for the ground ...
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Why does my Victoria sandwich have a hole in the base?

I've made the same cake recipe for years, no changes but suddenly my cakes look fine on top but when I turn them out there's a big hollow underneath! Help!
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Oil vs butter in chocolate sponge cake cake

I baked a Victoria chocolate sponge cake. It did not turn to be a sponge cake at all. I wouldn't call it hard, but it was definitely not a moist cake. It was kind of fudgy (but it won't pass off for a ...
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How should I convert my Victoria sponge to a chocolate sponge?

I generally bake Victoria sponge cake with 6 oz flour. Now to make a chocolate sponge cake do I substitute 2 oz of flour with cocoa powder or do I keep the 6 oz flour and add additional 2 oz cocoa ...
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Adding melted chocolate to a sponge cake batter

I have baked a victoria sponge cake and it came out fine. In order to make a chocolate sponge cake, Can I use the same recipe of Victoria sponge cake and just add some quantity of melted chocolate to ...
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Why boil and cool jam before using it in a cake?

When putting marzipan on a fruit cake recipes sometimes state that we should first boil and cool the apricot jam used to coat the cake and make the marzipan stick. I have now found the same advice for ...
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What's the role of milk or yogurt in sponge cake?

Most recipes for sponge cake use a quantity of yogurt which sometimes is replaced with milk, or even soja or almond drinks. In those recipes (flour, sugar, eggs, butter/oil, yogurt/milk, some ...
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What is the difference between genoise sponge and victoria sponge?

Just wanted to find out the differences between Genoise sponge and Victoria sponge. In particular, I was interested to find out which one turns out softer. Here are the 2 recipes for comparison. ...
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What can make a gluten free sponge light and fluffy?

I've tried 5 recipes for gluten free lemon cake and all of them have a tight brick like texture. What would make a cake fluffy if it is gluten-free? How do I recognize a recipe which produces a good ...
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How should I adjust the baking temperature?

I just baked a sponge cake, its sides are fluffy and fine but in the middle it's a bit stiff. When I stick a toothpick in the center it comes out clean and when I cut the cake up, it's not wet. So how ...
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How to bake a sponge cake in a grill microwave oven

How can we bake a sponge cake in a grill microwave oven where there no preheating functionality? It's an Electrolux grill microwave oven. Is there any substitution to the preheating process?
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How can you speed up a genoise cake mixing?

I usually make a chocolate Swiss roll. The first step is to beat 4 eggs together with 115g sugar on a double boiler with warm (tap) water. I use a hand mixer for this, and it takes a long time, plus ...
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Sponge cake with only three ingredients - will this work at all?

I have a recipe for a sponge cake only consisting of sugar, eggs and flour. To be honest, I am a bit afraid to to try it. How can this create a fluffy cake - where does the air come from? Won't it be ...
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Stacking cakes without bases

I am going to be making a two tier birthday cake for my daughters 2nd birthday. The bottom will be a Vanilla sponge covered in Fondant icing. The top tier will be a Chocolate sponge covered in ...
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Why did a receipe call for pouring boiling butter in egg-whites?

I made a sponge cake using a receipe from an old cookbook and at one point it told me to melt and boil butter and pour the boiling butter into beaten egg-whites, let sit for a minute and then mix ...
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What to use for chocolate flavouring?

I've been making chocolate sponge using some Swiss hot chocolate - because I happened to have that in the cupboard. But now I've run out. So I need to go out and buy something. So is drinking ...
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Would a fruit cocktail flavoured cake work?

I am baking a Cinderella Princes cake for my daughter's first birthday party. I have now had the crazy idea of having a rainbow cake under the skirt of the dress. Not only this, but I had another ...
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What does melted butter do in a swiss roll recipe?

I'm planning on making a Swiss roll. This is a sponge cake, baked in your baking sheet (so it's thin) and you roll it up, mostly with a filling. While looking for a recipe, some recipes say to use ...
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How to stop a sponge cake (chiffon cake) from deflating/sinking?

Beating of the whites is perfected. When folding in the cake mixture and the egg whites is there a specific technique? I place in about 1/3, fold, 1/3, fold, and the rest using a spatula, and turn ...
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Is it bad if a sponge cake sits out for a couple hours before cooking?

I am making cupcakes and was wondering if it is okay if you leave the batter out for a couple hours before cooking.
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Commercial Sponge Cake Improver?

Many years ago (35+) my grandmother received a container of a 'sponge cake improver' from a family member whom was a commercial baker. She describes it as looking like a thick amber liquid or paste. ...
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How do I add butter to a sponge cake?

I made a Genoise following James Peterson's recipe in Baking, but without the optional butter. I used an electric hand mixer. The cake came out fine, as in the picture. The second time I decided to ...
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Correct way to join two halves of sponge cake?

When you join two halves of sponge cake (as in this photo) which way round are you supposed to do it? The instructions I've used seem to assume what comes out of your two cake tins are two fairly even,...