Have you ever tried a special sponge cake? For example, lime sponge, orange sponge, olive oil sponge and basil sponge. These sponges are something that has a unique taste.
When we heard of sponge, we will think of a traditional sponge cake thatW use the ingredients of eggs, sugar, cake flour and fats. In this post, we will introduce and explain how to make a fluffy sponge cake that tastes nice and has a airy texture.
We remember that the first sponge cake we made very very dense and it was hard as rock and dry as tissue paper. We learnt from website, youtube or even from recipes in the library. Unfortunately, none of these solve the problem.
After a lot of researches, we met with chefs that bake sponge cake everyday and asked for the solution, he just said a few words,”the ingredients in making a sponge cake is simple but the method you use affect the result”. This sounds really interesting and we asked him how, chef said that it’s really important to make a fluffy base and a gentle fold of ingredients at the end.
After that interview, we went back to the the kitchen and tried to make our sponge cake. It’s a unique sponge cake that made with caramel, a sponge that’s bittersweet.
In this recipe, we’ll be using an ingredient called caramel powder, you can see how to make the caramel powder here. If you had already made the caramel powder, you can continue reading the caramel sponge cake recipe.
caramel powder 80g
whole eggs 150g
vanilla pod 1 pcs
cake flour 67g
Firstly, sift the cake flour and salt, pr-heat the oven to 170 degree C.
Then, measure whole eggs, vanilla seed and caramel powder in a mixing bowl, whip them in medium speed until the color become pale.
After all, gently fold in the cake flour into the whole eggs mixture.
Moreover, melt the butter and pour a little bit of the cake batter into the butter so the whole mixture become homogeneous. Pour the cake batter with butter into the main cake batter in the mixing bowl.
Lastly, transfer the cake batter to the ring mold and use a spatula to scrape away the excess cake batter. Smooth out the cake batter. Dust a small amounts of caramel on top of the cake batter before baking to make a crispy caramelized surface.
Bake the cake for 9 minutes to prevent drying out the cake, you should have a very moist caramel sponge.