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Superb Sponge Cake Recipe (Pan di Spagna)

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cakes and Pies
Cuisine Italian


  • 5 medium eggs room temperature
  • 130 g flour 00 4.6 oz
  • 30 g potato starch 1.1 oz
  • 150 g sugar ⅔ cup
  • 1 grated lemon peel
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean


  • Mix the eggs with the sugar.
  • Beat the mixture in a mixer for 15-20 minutes at medium speed (*).
  • Add the sifted flour and starch potatoes with a spatula from the bottom to the top to obtain a homogeneous consistency.
  • Put the mixture into the cake pan (24 cm in diameter - 9-inch round and 1 1/2 inch deep) properly greased and lightly floured.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 40-50 minutes, never open the oven before 35 minutes.
  • Do the toothpick test to check cooking,  insert it in centers, and has to come out clean.
  • After the time necessary to allow it to cool and remove it from the mold.
  • Allow the sponge cake to cool completely before slicing.


(*) Low or high-speed results in poor absorption of air. Beat the eggs for a long time the cake loses its consistency during cooking.
Keyword baking, pan di Spagna, sponge cake
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