Making Your 8″ Sponge Cake with a Twist of Lemon
Welcome to the kitchen! Today I’m going to show you how to make a delicious 8 inch sponge cake that’s sure to be a hit at your next party or event. This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, and it’s a great way to add a little excitement to your baking repertoire.
If you’ve never made a sponge cake before, don’t worry – it’s really quite simple! All you need are a few basic ingredients and a little patience. Plus, you can always adjust the ingredients to fit your tastes or dietary needs. So, let’s get baking!
Ingredients & Supplies
To make this 8 inch sponge cake, you’ll need the following ingredients and supplies:
- 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 6 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
- 8 inch round cake pan
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowl
Before you get started, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the sides. This will help ensure the cake doesn’t stick to the pan.
Now it’s time to make the cake batter. Start by whisking the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add the melted butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Whisk together until everything is well incorporated.
Next, pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Tap the pan a few times to remove any air bubbles. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, carefully take the cake out of the pan and transfer it to a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before decorating or serving.
This 8 inch sponge cake is perfect with a light dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of lemon glaze. You can also serve it with fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream. No matter how you serve it, this cake is sure to be a hit!
Making a delicious 8 inch sponge cake is easier than you think. With a few simple ingredients and a little patience, you can whip up a sweet and tangy treat in no time. So, don’t be afraid to give this recipe a try – you won’t regret it! “If you don’t succeed, try, try again!”
(Like the song says, “Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again!”)