How many eggs do you need for a fluffy, light and successful sponge cake: we share the most accurate proportions

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Sponge cake can be an ideal base for making delicious cakes and pastries. It is very important to make the right dough, which completely determines the structure of the baking.

Cook Vita shared on Instagram a recipe for a fluffy, light, successful sponge cake that requires only 6 eggs.

Sponge cake recipe

Cook's tip: equipment and utensils for making sponge cake should be dry and clean!


  • eggs - 6 pcs.
  • sugar - 200 g
  • flour - 200 g
  • baking powder - 10 g
  • milk - 40 g
  • butter - 35 g
  • dry poppy seeds - 50 g
  • zest of 1 lemon

Method of preparation:

1. Beat the eggs with sugar and salt for 15 minutes with a hand mixer.

Beaten Eggs


2. Add the sifted flour and baking powder to the eggs. Pour in the hot milk and butter. Stir in the poppy seeds, add the lemon zest and mix.

Sponge cake base

3. Cover the pan with parchment, pour the batter and bake for 1 hour at 160 degrees without opening the oven.

Preparation of the dessert

4. Cool the sponge cake in the mold and then remove the mold.

How long to bake a sponge cake

Be sure to let the sponge cake stabilize overnight in the refrigerator, wrapping it in plastic wrap or a bag beforehand!

Finished sponge cake

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