- ½ cup + 2 tbsp All-purpose flouror 100 g, plus 1 tsp for dusting the pan
- 4 tbsp Cornstarch30 g
- 4 Large eggsat room temperature
- ½ cup Granulated sugar100 g
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
Italian Sponge Cake
Learn how to make this 5-ingredient Italian Sponge Cake recipe, aka pan di spagna, and wow your friends and family! Light, airy, and perfectly fluffy, this traditional Italian dessert is so easy to whip up at home using only pantry-staple ingredients.
Simply beat the eggs and sugar together for no less than 15 minutes. It’s easy, especially if you have a stand mixer. If not, use a hand mixer. Make sure you use eggs at room temperature. Add the vanilla extract and beat for another 2 minutes. Sift together the flour and cornstarch and gently fold in two batches into the beaten eggs. Pour the batter into a greased and floured springform pan and bake until the cake is golden brown. Serve up this homemade sponge cake with minimal decoration, sprinkled generously with powdered sugar, for a delectable family-friendly dessert. It is also a divine dessert when served with a layer of berry filling and topped with French meringue, just like this version of triple berry meringue cake.
To make the Italian Sponge Cake, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Italian Sponge Cake
Heat oven and prepare pan
Sift flour and cornstarch
Beat eggs and sugar
Fold in flour
Pour batter into pan
Leave to cool