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Gold spongy cake recipe

satimis's picture

Gold spongy cake recipe

Hi all,

I have been googling around for "gold spongy cake" recipe for bread machine without result.  The cake will look like;

Please help.  TIA


indiesicle's picture

If you can find Rose Levy Beranbaum's 'The Cake Bible' it has quite a few versions of a Génoise that all are excellent!! I have never seen a recipe for a Génoise done in a bread machine (that doesn't mean they're not out there). The batter is very delicate and it seems it would get too deflated in a bread machine. These can be done by hand with a good large whisk or in a mixer with whisk attachment. She also has a site that's easy to find (realbakingwithrose). If you already knew all of this I apologize for the overkill but this is one of my favorite cakes to make and Iwould hate for you to get a bad recipe online.

satimis's picture


Thanks for your advice.

I suppose what you referred to was;

It has a discussion Forum

Génoise, Italian sponge cake, does not use any chemical leavening, instead using air suspended in the batter during mixing to give volume to the cake.

I found "Fear of Génoise -- an Important Lesson" on their website.

The "Genoise recipe" which I found on Internet is;
    1.25 oz. clarified beurre noisette (browned butter)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    7 oz. whole eggs (about 4 eggs)
    3.5 oz. sugar
    1.75 oz. sifted cake flour
    1.75 oz. cornstarch

    Syrup for soaking
    2 oz. sugar
    4 oz. water
    1 oz. liqueur of your choice

Comment and advice would be appreciated.  TIA