Sponge cake too spongy??
Posted: 13 May 2014 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I love sponge cake and after making the one from joyofbaking.com, my cake came out very light and perhaps too spongy that it’s hard to cut with a fork when eating. I’ve never had a cake so spongey. Anyone know why this happened?

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Posted: 13 May 2014 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It would help if you would post a link to the recipe.

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Posted: 13 May 2014 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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http://www.joyofbaking.com/AmericanSpongeCake.html

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Posted: 14 May 2014 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I watched the entire video. This is a good recipe. This is typical result. Do u like the taste ? Sponge cake is very similar to angel food. It kind of stretches and when cut since it is very soft, it is hard to get a sharp edge. A lot of air from the egg whites w/ little flour is what makes the spongey texture.

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Posted: 16 May 2014 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sponge cake can be dense (which makes it seem tough and rubbery) if there isn’t enough air in the eggs, either from underbeating or overfolding.  Or it can be tough if an overly strong (higher protein) flour was used.  If you don’t think it’s one of those two issues, you can try adding a little baking powder to lighten and tenderize.

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