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Italian Sponge Cake Recipe
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Italian Sponge Cake Recipe in 25 Minutes

Italian Sponge Cake is a versatile dessert which can be enjoyed in many different forms. Even if you may serve it by itself, in most of the cases it is considered a base for various sweets.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cake, Italian, Sponge Cake
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 114kcal


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 pcs

    eggs, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 tbsp cake flour
  • Pinch of salt

  • 2/3 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Take the eggs out of the fridge at least 2 hours ahead or place them into a bowl with warm water so they reach room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 340F.
  • Grease the pan with some soft butter and then flour it.
  • Place the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, salt and vanilla extract into the bowl of the mixer.
  • Beat on medium-high speed for about 15-20 minutes until they become pale and silky.
  • Sift the flour in a separate bowl.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of flour at a time to the egg mixture. Incorporate with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Transfer the batter to the pan.
    Italian Sponge Cake Recipe
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do NOT open the oven until the baking time is done or your cake may collapse.
  • Turn off the heat and slightly open the oven door. Leave the cake like this for 10 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the oven and set aside for 10 minutes more.
    Italian Sponge Cake Recipe
  • Use a knife to unstick the edges from the pan and move the sponge cake to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting it.


  • Cut the cake with a bread knife so it doesn’t crumble or lose its shape.
  • I served it as it is, decorated with some powdered sugar and forest fruits. It was delicious!
  • Don’t forget that you can prepare some fruity filling out of mascarpone and strawberries, soak the sponge into a little bit of espresso and get a sophisticated dessert that will astonish you guests.
  • No matter how you prepare the sponge cake, make sure you enjoy it!


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.6g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 1.8g