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The Best Sponge Cake with Strawberries

Light and fluffy with a refreshing lemon flavor.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher, Passover
Keyword: angel food, Light, sponge cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 177kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 9 eggs divided
  • 1 ½ cups sugar divided
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 3 tablespoon matzo cake meal
  • strawberries as a garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • In two separate bowls, separate 7 egg whites and yolks.
  • To the bowl containing the egg yolks, add two whole eggs. Beat well until pale yellow color (about 5 minutes on high speed).
  • To the yolk mixture, add 1 cup sugar and the lemon zest and beat for 30 seconds on high. Then fold in the potato starch, matzo cake meal, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Beat the egg whites on medium for 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Slowly add ½ cup sugar, continue beating on medium for another 3 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Transfer to the tube pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and invert pan. Let cool for 1 hour before removing.

Notes

Pro recipe tips

  • Make sure your bowl and egg beaters are very clean before mixing or the stiff peaks will not form properly and your cake will be flat and dense.
  • When beating the egg whites to get the stiff peaks, do not stop early. Make sure that the stiff peaks look like the ones in the picture above.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best Sponge Cake with Strawberries
Amount per Serving
Calories
177
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
123
mg
41
%
Sodium
 
51
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
116
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
178
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
23
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.