Lisa makes a summery sponge cake

Based on 4 ratings

Lisa Schölzel

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

instagram.com/whatscookinglisa/

Difficulty

Medium 👍
20
min.
Preparation
35
min.
Baking
150
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-12+
eggs (room temperature)
100 g sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
30 g butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
50 g flour
70 g ground almonds
170 g raspberries
2 tbsp raspberry jam
100 g milk chocolate
½ vanilla bean
200 ml heavy cream (cold)
1½ tsp sugar (for serving)
lemon zest (for garnish)
raspberry (for garnish)
confectioner’s sugar (for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • parchment paper
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • springform pan (9 in.)
  • 3 bowls (large)
  • rubber spatula
  • toothpick
  • bowl (small)
  • plate
  • knife
  • pot
  • pastry brush
  • cutting board
  • fine grater
  • fine sieve

Nutrition per serving

Cal
250
Protein
5 g
Fat
15 g
Carb
25 g
  • Step 1/5

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/365°F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper. Separate eggs and add yolks and whites to separate large bowls. Beat egg whites, half the sugar, salt, and baking powder on medium speed. Turn up the speed to high once the egg whites turn foamy and continue beating until egg whites form soft peaks, approx. 4 min. Set aside.
    • eggs (room temperature)
    • 50 g sugar
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • oven
    • parchment paper
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • springform pan (9 in.)
    • 2 bowls (large)

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/365°F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper. Separate eggs and add yolks and whites to separate large bowls. Beat egg whites, half the sugar, salt, and baking powder on medium speed. Turn up the speed to high once the egg whites turn foamy and continue beating until egg whites form soft peaks, approx. 4 min. Set aside.

  • Step 2/5

    Add remaining sugar to egg yolks. Whip with a hand mixer until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture turns light yellow. While whipping, add melted butter and vanilla extract, then slowly mix in the flour. Add ground almonds once no dry spots remain and incorporate them gently into the mixture. If needed, add a few tablespoons of water (check the video above for the right consistency).
    • 50 g sugar
    • 30 g butter (melted)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 50 g flour
    • 70 g ground almonds
    • rubber spatula

    Add remaining sugar to egg yolks. Whip with a hand mixer until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture turns light yellow. While whipping, add melted butter and vanilla extract, then slowly mix in the flour. Add ground almonds once no dry spots remain and incorporate them gently into the mixture. If needed, add a few tablespoons of water (check the video above for the right consistency).

  • Step 3/5

    Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula. The batter should be airy and light. Transfer to the prepared springform pan and drop the pan on the counter twice to minimize large air bubbles. Bake at 180°C/365°F for approx. 30 – 40 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the cake springs back when you gently press it with your thumb. Set the cake aside to cool, approx. 2 hrs.
    • toothpick

    Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula. The batter should be airy and light. Transfer to the prepared springform pan and drop the pan on the counter twice to minimize large air bubbles. Bake at 180°C/365°F for approx. 30 – 40 min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the cake springs back when you gently press it with your thumb. Set the cake aside to cool, approx. 2 hrs.

  • Step 4/5

    In the meantime, add raspberries and raspberry jam to a bowl. Combine both with a large spoon, smashing the fresh berries. Once the cake has cooled, carefully remove it from the springform pan and flip it upside down on a plate that fits in your fridge. Halve the cake into two layers using a sharp knife. Melt the chocolate over low heat on the stove and spread it onto the bottom of the cake, then let the chocolate harden in the fridge for at least 30 min.
    • 170 g raspberries
    • 2 tbsp raspberry jam
    • 100 g milk chocolate
    • bowl (small)
    • plate
    • knife
    • pot
    • pastry brush

    In the meantime, add raspberries and raspberry jam to a bowl. Combine both with a large spoon, smashing the fresh berries. Once the cake has cooled, carefully remove it from the springform pan and flip it upside down on a plate that fits in your fridge. Halve the cake into two layers using a sharp knife. Melt the chocolate over low heat on the stove and spread it onto the bottom of the cake, then let the chocolate harden in the fridge for at least 30 min.

  • Step 5/5

    Just before serving, scrape vanilla bean and add seeds to a large bowl. Whip the cold cream, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar with a hand mixer until very light and fluffy. Turn the cake around so the chocolate side is on the bottom. Spread cream and berry compote on top. Add the second cake layer on top of the cream filling, and garnish with lemon zest, fresh raspberries, and powdered sugar. Enjoy!
    • ½ vanilla bean
    • 200 ml heavy cream (cold)
    • 1½ tsp sugar (for serving)
    • lemon zest (for garnish)
    • raspberry (for garnish)
    • confectioner’s sugar (for garnish)
    • cutting board
    • bowl (large)
    • fine grater
    • fine sieve

    Just before serving, scrape vanilla bean and add seeds to a large bowl. Whip the cold cream, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar with a hand mixer until very light and fluffy. Turn the cake around so the chocolate side is on the bottom. Spread cream and berry compote on top. Add the second cake layer on top of the cream filling, and garnish with lemon zest, fresh raspberries, and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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