Recipe by Dinah Bucholz

Best Sponge Cake

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
16 Servings

Use this base recipe to prepare my “Rainbowless” Cake, Lemon Pudding Cake, and Coconut Custard Trifle for some seriously stunning desserts. Each recipe requires a slight flavor variation; see the individual recipes for more information.


Best Sponge Cake

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, such as Glicks

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature



Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside an ungreased 9×13-inch baking pan.


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed to combine. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue beating until the mixture has tripled in volume, and is light, fluffy, and lemon colored. Slowly pour in the oil while mixer is still running (if you pour it in all at once, it will not get incorporated).


Turn off the mixer to add the flour mixture. Stir on the slowest speed just until combined, about 20 seconds. Finish mixing by folding with a rubber spatula. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan on the counter to get rid of air pockets. Bake for 40 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, until the cake feels set when lightly touched in the center (you may need to crack the crust a bit to feel the cake). Take care not to overbake this cake or it will be dry.


Cool the cake in the pan. To serve, run a thin knife or thin, flexible spatula along the edges and underneath the slices to release them from the pan.


To warm cold eggs quickly, submerge them for a couple of minutes in hot tap water.


If you use a disposable pan, results and baking times may vary.


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Victoria Horowitz
Victoria Horowitz
4 months ago

This is a lifesaver! My special needs son loves sponge cake! Thank you!

Avigael Levi
Reply to  Victoria Horowitz
4 months ago

Aww! A simple cake is sometimes all you need

Esther Rosenberg
Esther Rosenberg
4 months ago

what size pan?

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