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STRAWBERRY SPONGE CAKE

A simple and delicious spring sponge cake. Fluffy and soft sponge cake topped with raspberry jam and fresh strawberries makes the most perfect dessert or even breakfast cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cake, Strawberries
Servings: 1 9-inch round cake

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar of raspberry jam
  • 1 pint of strawberries hulled and sliced in long pieces
  • zest of one organic lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (or spray with baking spray) two 9-inch round cake pans. Beat the eggs all at one time with the sugar on high speed until it is nice and frothy. Beat in the vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together.
  • Beat in the sifted flour on medium speed in small doses.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake the pan di Spagna for 25-30 minutes, until it is well risen and feels firm when pressed gently with the palm of the hand. Check the cake after the first 20 minutes to make sure it isn't getting too brown. Every oven is different. If needed, lower the temperature to 325 for the rest of the baking time. Let the cakes cool on a rack. When the cakes are cooled, spread the jam onto the cake. Decorate with the sliced strawberries and the lemon zest.