Hungarian Sponge Cake (Piskota Torta)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by MizEmerilLagasse

This is a traditional Hungarian recipe that I have learned to make from my Hungarian fiance who misses this from home. Until meeting him I don't think I truly understood what great desserts should be.

Top Review by aniko8

If you make it in a big baking pan, it should be only about an inch thick...then when it cooled down, you spread some jam on it (apricot the best) and roll it up with a help of a damp dishrag...slowly so it won't crack... dust top with powdered sugar and slice.... it's super easy I made it when I was like 12 :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Beat egg yolks until light yellow medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar, lemon juice (or vanilla), and mix until thick.
  4. Add baking powder and flour gradually and mix well.
  5. In a clean bowl beat egg whites and salt until very stiff.
  6. Carefully fold egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  7. Grease and flour two 9" cake pans and pour batter evenly into them.
  8. Bake for one hour, remove from pans, and cool on cooling racks.

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