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Simple Apple Sponge Cake

Simple Apple Sponge Cake

Interestingly enough, all of my best friends are Tauruses. Three of my best friends plus my boyfriend, to be more precise. That’s why I’ve spent all my free time at birthday parties recently (makes me feel very popular, hehe). One of my friends is mastering Ayurvedic cooking by the way, which is much more diverse than I used to think. I should ask her to write a guest post about that delicious zucchini and pea soup she made for her birthday! It was so healthy and colourful – I loved how the soup sparkled with yellows and greens when I added a spoonful of sour cream into it!

So, as you might have guessed, I’ve been so busy going out that I haven’t really cooked anything worth displaying here. Instead, Mum cooked her great and simple sponge cake with apples and cinnamon. One of our family all-time favourites, it’s easy and cheap to make. A slice of apple sponge cake with a glass of milk (or baked milk, which I’m a huge fan of) – that’s a real comfort food, don’t you think so?

Simple Apple Sponge Cake


5 eggs, yolks and whites separated
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp cold water
2 apples
1 tsp ground cinnamon + 2 tbsp sugar

Makes a 30×24 cake


Blend egg yolks, sugar, and water until smooth. Add flour and stir until smooth again. Add more water if necessary – the mixture should have the consistency of a thick sour cream.

Whisk egg whites until stiff.
Gradually add whipped egg whites to the batter, stirring gently.

Peel the apples, remove cores and cut the apples into thin slices (about ½ cm thick).

Pour the batter into your baking form. Top with slices of apples sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Bake over a low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.

Simple Apple Sponge Cake

Simple Apple Sponge Cake

Simple Apple Sponge Cake

Simple Apple Sponge Cake

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  2. Sook says:

    The apple sponge cake looks so moist and delicious! Yummy!

  3. Sarah says:

    This looks so beautiful and fluffy. Does the whole wheat flavor really come out in this though?

    • Alina says:

      Thank you Sarah! Well I didn’t mean whole wheat flour, sorry for the confusion - I meant usual all-purpose flour, we call it wheat flour here! Sorry!

      • Astrid says:

        The most important step is whppniig the egg, than the temperature of the whppniig cream. Just checking that the egg is in the ribbon stage before making the next step. But if you want to try again I suggest warming it it will be easier to fold.POOK

      • IMHO you’ve got the right answer!

      • Suyapa says:

        It will be better to use 4 ………….. Eggs120g ……….. Sugar90g ………… Cake flour20g ………… Cocoa pdweor25g ………… Unsalted butter, melted20g ………… Whipping cream, warmfor 8inch cake ^^.The baking time will be 25-30 minutes (more or less, please check).

    • Esther says:

      There are so many important pniots when making sponge cake.1. The eggs should be whipped until very thick.2. The flour should be sifted.3. The folding process have to be done with a light hand, or the foam that you create will deflated. This cake contains no baking powder, and I know that it’s not easy to make it at first but with some practice you will be able to make it ^^, trust me.Pook

    • erythromycin says:

      Now we know who the sensible one is here. Great post!

  4. Deanna says:

    Is this sized pan like a jelly roll pan or sheet cake pan?

  5. melrose says:

    I like such simple comforting cakes!

  6. Paula says:

    Looks Wonderful, I will be trying this soon

  7. Alina says:

    Thank you everyone!!

  8. Kat says:

    What temperature should I use for a fan oven and for how long?

    • Jimmy says:

      I don’t know about you all, but these floating ads at the boottm of the phone screen are annoying as fuck. They make me less likely to click on them, except by accident. If that is the idea, then fuck you.

    • Your’s is a point of view where real intelligence shines through.

    • Sergio says:

      haha, i like children that way i mean my girls i edeatcud them this way, they always say i love you, or kiss us or each other before bed or leaving to nanny place, i don’t know how to express, but this show that they easily to move on no matter what had happen and then so optimist

    • Rachel says:

      I agree, and I think that’s a very good explanation of how and why most Americans react the way they do to high preics in cultures where haggling is common. I laughed at the rug story because I had the same experience (in Istanbul). The only thing that saved me from the rug seller’s web of tea and smooth talk was when a tour guide brought in a large group of tourists, mostly older ladies. The salesman saw fresh meat and dropped me from his claws. I ran into the street to safety.

    • Ayelen says:

      Don’t tell me what could I bye and for what price ? What does that mean ?Well that was 2 years ago. Bankomat sounds funny I bet its in Polish, we here say bacanmot too. Well yes, when you know where to get such things. Im going away in winter for 360 RON/room (150 $) for 4 nights . Thats means less than 40$ per night. We got TV, a double bed, personal bathroom and a common room where we can party.

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