I did it, I baked sponge cake with only an egg successfully. After doing a lot of reading about how to bake sponges, I found information which led me to create a one sponge cake. I am very pleased and happy to share the recipe with you all.
This is the recipe.
One Egg Sponge
1 egg –70 gr
1/3 cup castor sugar
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons margarine
½ cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup corn flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven up to 150 degrees C
Sift the dry ingredients a few times : corn flour, baking powder and self raising flower
Separate the egg, beat the egg white until stiff, keep aside
Place the egg yolk, sugar and margarine in a mixing bowl, mix and beat them until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
Add in the water and the dry ingredients, and mix gently
Mix in the stiff egg white, fold in gently
Divide the mixture into two buttered and lined sandwich tins
Bake in a slow oven at 150 degrees C (fan forced) for13-16 minutes)
Freshly Baked One Egg Sponge. It is sitting on a cooling tray, and when cold, it is ready to fill with whipped cream and topping.
The other one egg sponge recipe : plain flour 2/3 cup flour add with 1 teaspoon baking powder, sift these ingredients a few times. Beat the egg white until stiff., keep aside. Beat 1/3 cup sugar, the egg yolk and one table spoon butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Adding three tablespoons water while mixing the egg mixture with the dry ingredients, and fold in the stiff egg white onto it. Bake in a slow oven, in my oven it takes 16 minutes at 150 degrees C for 16 minutes.
The total weight of the sponge batter was 274 gr, divided onto two sandwich tins. The sponges were very thin. I put pink icing and desiccated coconut on top, and I will serve it as a round lamington, by joining these sponges with whipped cream.
At present both sponges are sleeping in the freezer, when we are ready to have them, I will dress them and serve to the family and friends. I hope they cut well and taste good.
I will show the picture when the sponge is dressed, I will let you know what it tastes like. Stay Tuned.
Today 19 of December 2014, I took the sponge from the freezer, I is thawed and dressed. It looks good.
First I drizzle the cakes with cherry liquor on each side, spread some whipped cream. Cut to serve. I tasted it and it was yum.
The cake will keep well refrigerated specially it added with cherry liquor. It is good, just in case friends stop by I could offer them a slice to go with tea or coffee.
If you love cake with less egg, it is the one, give a recipe a go. Dress as you like it. Have fun and happy baking.
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