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Liv ([personal profile] vivi) wrote2017-06-02 03:58 pm

Lemon Sponge Cake

Ingredients
6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar*
1 cup flour**
2 tsp. lemon extract (or extract of choice)
1 lemon, zested
Pan***

Instructions
1) Bowl #1: 6 egg whites whipped to peaks. Add 1/2 cup sugar and whip until incorporated.
2) Bowl #2: 6 egg yolks whipped until creamy and pale yellow. Add 1/2 cup sugar, extract, and lemon zest and whip until incorporated.
3) Combine the two bowls.
4) Sift in 1 cup flour and fold together gently.
5) Pour into pan lined with parchment paper.
6) Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Usually served with homemade whipped cream and fruit.

*Normal sugar is fine, can use superfine for easier dissolving. Can make superfine sugar by putting table sugar in a blender or chopper.
**Normal flour is fine, cake flour is sometimes used. My mom said she doesn't see a big difference but if you happen to have cake flour, go for it.
***My mom used an 8" x 12" springform tart pan, but some people use cake pans.