Best Three Ingredient Sponge Cake Recipe

You will be as excited as us to discover that you can make a wonderful Sponge Cake using 3 ingredients and you will love it.

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We are always on the lookout for clever baking hacks and recipes and today we share a three ingredient Sponge Cake Recipe that is better than best. We just know you will love it.

The great news is that it’s easy to make and tastes great. You will never buy store-bought again and this sweet treat is perfect with a cuppa at morning or afternoon tea.

Three Ingredient Sponge Cake

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  • 3 eggs (separated into whites and yolks)
  • 6 Tablespoons of granulated sugar (divided in half)
  • 3 Tablespoons cake flour

Decorations (optional)

  • whipped cream
  • strawberries
  • chocolate drizzle

Sponge Cake Video Tutorial

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In order to achieve the best possible result, we highly recommend that you view the above video tutorial. This way you will be able to get the perfect results.

We have also included some special kitchen notes below in the recipe section. To watch the video, click Play above now ^

How To Make 3 Ingredient Sponge Cake Recipe

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Separate 3 eggs into a medium bowl. Put the egg whites in a small bowl and the egg yolks in a large bowl.

Whip egg whites with a mixer starting at low speed and gradually increasing to high speed. Once the mixture is light consistency, add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

Continuously beat for 3-5 minutes until glossy and stiff peaks form.

Beat egg yolks until broken up, add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar until it becomes a light yellow color.

Baking Instructions

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Sift in 3 tablespoons of cake powder. Mix until well combined, folding in the flour.  A spatula works best.

Add in meringue, fold it in by scooping and folding one third at a time. The Batter should be nice and smooth.

Line a 5-inch (12cm) cake pan with parchment paper sides and bottom. Fill up with batter. Give a shake and tap to remove air bubbles.

Bake at 320F or 160C for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Set on a cooling rack. Once cooled, remove parchment paper carefully.

Start slicing layers evenly.

Decorating Your Sponge Cake

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Layer with a base of whipped cream and then layer with your choice of fresh berries.

Add the next layer and repeat the process. Add the final layer and finish off with whipped cream. It is optional if you want to cover the sides.

Add fruits and any other decorations and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Leave it for 3-5 hours in the fridge so the flavors meld together and then serve.

Kitchen Notes

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There have been a number of people that have commented that whilst it is a delicious cake, it tasted a bit eggy.

The best way to ensure that you don’t have this result is to add some vanilla extract and lemon zest.

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