Varlhona Chocolate Sponge

Soft, moist chocolate cake that can be a wonderful base for cream or ganache. Recipe (6″ round tin) 15g varlhona cocoa powder 35g hot water 20g cold milk 10g corn starch 45g caster sugar 3 egg yolks 1/4 tsp salt 35g cooking oil 45g cake flour 3 egg whites 1/8 tsp cream of tartar Handful…

Chocolate Butter Sponge

A happy bake, everything turned out just perfect, even though I was experimenting with a new recipe, oven temp (and position), even threw in scoring of the cake for controlled cracking. Like I struck lottery, right? I use a cooked dough method, with the melted butter ‘cooking’ the flour and the texture is ultra fine…

Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

Gula Melaka is an all time favourite which I have baked many many times, mostly as chiffon. I have used and improved this recipe over time in terms of the ratio of dry and wet ingredients and the addition of an extra egg white. I find this recipe most stable, very consistent in texture and…

Chocolate Banana Sponge

This cake gave an awesome texture and banana aroma. I took lotsa close up pictures because I was so pleased with the crumbs with the little bits of banana mixed throughout the cake. I baked in a round pan, but it can be baked in a tube pan too, as a Chiffon. The recipe is…

Golden Sponge Cake (cooked dough and dry bake)

This cooked dough recipe from Nasilemaklover gave the softest, fluffiest sponge cake that is so airily light. The texture is really amazing. See here. Once again, don’t overheat the butter when doing the cooked dough. Bake at low then high temperature, according to the recipe. I’ve placed a cup of water at my oven’s hot spot and…

Easy Whole Egg Sponge

If you are like me, who have struggled with water bath and just can’t get a smooth top cake with no shrinkage, then this recipe from Stephie is really a blessing. It uses whole eggs ( no egg separation), no water bath, and yet no cracks and shrinking. I baked at a short 35 min…