knits by sachi

Perfect every time

on November 18, 2013

Perfect every time

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My husband just had a birthday.

It is our family tradition to have a home baked cake on a birthday. I am not too good at baking but I still try. I think it is nice to light some candles on a handmade cake and sing Happy Birthday no matter what age you are.

When you bake a cake for an occasion you don’t want anything to go wrong.

This sponge is very easy to make and turns up perfect every time.

Marble Cake
Ingredients to make 18cm (7 in) cake

3 eggs, separated
100g flour
70g sugar
20g powder sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbps warm water
1 tbsp water

Line the cake tin with baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 c).
Beat egg whites with electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until stiff.
Add egg yolks one at at a time, beating well each time. Beat further 5 minutes or so until the mixture is smooth and bubbles less visible.
Add 1 tbsp water to the mixture and stir lightly with a spatula. Shift flour and powder sugar into the egg mixture and stir with a spatula until just combined.
Add cocoa mixture and stir once or twice for the marble effect. Transfer to the tin.
Insert a wooden skewer and move it up and down from right to left, left to right from bottom to top just once. This is to even out and take some air out from the sponge.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

You can’t go too wrong with this recipe. Just one thing; DO NOT open the oven door the first 20 minutes.

You might have noticed that there is no fat added to the sponge. Fat comes from egg yolks and cocoa. It is low fat and very light sponge. You could omit cocoa and make it plain, too.

You can decorate it however you would like. You can cover with 100g of melted chocolate or 150 cc of whipping cream, whipped with 1 tbsp of sugar.

This one was for my teenage son.

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I hope you will like the recipe.


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