Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pineapple Sponge Cake.


A sponge cake is a simplest forms of cake with minimal ingredients. Its mild and refreshing flavor make it a good accompaniment with Tea/Coffee.
Ingredients :
4 Eggs , 1 cup all purpose flour , 1 cup sugar ,
1.5 tspn pineapple essence , 1 stick unsalted butter ,
1 tspn baking powder , 1/2 tspn baking soda.
Procedure :
Blend the measured sugar to form a fine powder.
Sieve the dry ingredients (all purpose flour + powdered sugar + baking soda + baking powder). It needs to be sifted thrice. It removes the lumps in the dry ingredients and helps make the cake light and fluffy.
Break 4 eggs and separate the egg whites and yolk. Make sure that the egg white does not have even the minute of the yolk. Use a blender to whip the egg white till the egg whites turn stiff and hold body. It turns into a white foam like substance. Beat the egg yolks separately and add pineapple essence to it.Now gradually incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet ones in a circular motion. Also add the room temperature butter and mix well.
Grease the baking sheet with butter and dust some flour evenly. Pour the cake batter into the baking sheet and place it into a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Insert a toothpick into the cake after 20 minutes. If it comes clean the cake is ready. If the batter sticks to the tooth pick it needs to be baked for some more time. The cake is ready. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.


Anonymous said...

Hi Swati,
What can we add as an alternative to eggs.

Swati said...

Hello ,

Thankyou so much for the interest and query.

Any kind of soda like coke for a chocolate cake or lemonade for a pineapple , vanilla or lemon cake can be used..
You may also use egg substitutes available in the market or condensed milk.

Sorry for delay. Hope this helps.

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