Low-Fat Sponge Cake

    Low-Fat Sponge Cake


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    About this recipe: A super-light and incredibly delicious cake, which is simple to make. Enjoy with a light dusting of icing sugar and fresh berries, if desired.

    Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

    • 18 egg whites
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 130g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 60g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Sieve flour, cornflour and icing sugar together 5 times and set aside.
    2. In a large clean bowl, beat egg whites with 1 pinch of salt until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while beating and continue to beat until very stiff. Add vanilla.
    3. Quickly fold in flour mixture. Pour into a 26cm tube cake tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 minutes.

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