Italian Basic Genoise (Sponge Cake)

Recipe by Busters friend
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 2 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a mixer bowl with a wire whip attachment until the mixture doubles in volume-about 15 minutes on high speed. Just before stopping the mixer, add the vanilla and mix inches.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift together the cake flour, cornstarch and salt. Fold dry mixture into egg mixture with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, just until blended.
  • Coat two 10-inch round cake pans with shortening. Pour the batter into the pans and put them immediately into preheated 350 degree oven.
  • Bake until tops are springy to the touch, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove the cakes from the pans and cool on a wire rack.
  • When cool, use a long serrated knife to slice off the tops of the cakes.
  • For tiramisu or other layer cakes, divide each cake into three uniform layers with a serrated knives.
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