Sponge fingers

    38 min

    Yes, you can buy good sponge fingers so easily, but this homemade sponge finger recipe is practically just as easy as running to the shop. Have a go at making your own sponge fingers for trifles or tiramisu.

    482 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
    • 100g (4 oz) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Line two 30x45cm (12x18 in) baking trays with baking parchment. Fit large pastry bag with a plain round tube.
    2. Place egg whites in bowl and beat on high until soft peaks start to form. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy. In another bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar. Whip until thick and very pale in colour.
    3. Sift flour and baking powder. Fold half the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in flour, and then add the remaining egg whites. Transfer mixture to pastry bag and pipe out onto prepared baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (194)


    Used different ingredients. Very good -- the only thing I would suggest is the importance of a bit of vanilla (1/2 tsp) to give great flavour  -  21 Jul 2008


    Something else. Possibly the easiest recipe I have found for these. They turned out great. I baked mine a little longer on insulated baking trays, to get a drier biscuit for tiramisu. These would be great in a lot of layered desserts.  -  21 Jul 2008


    This recipe didn't work perfectly for me - however, I think it was due to the room temp when i was mixing and piping - little too hot - and the fingers spread out and turned out rather gummy. However, I saved a little batter in the fridge; I piped and baked a few fingers the next day and wonderful -- Poofy and cakey, as they should be. So if you notice a first try goes flat, try cooling the batter and trying again later.  -  21 Jul 2008