Get Started Baking Sponge Cakes

Amy Kimmel, Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor

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8 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What is Sponge Cake

    • 3. Sponge Cake Mise en Place

    • 4. American Sponge Cake

    • 5. American Sponge Method

    • 6. European Sponge Cakes

    • 7. Genoise Method

    • 8. Thank You!

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About This Class

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: An electric mixer, counter top or hand, will be necessary for this course.

Sponge cakes can be tricky for anyone who has never attempted them before.  Recipes don't always give all of the details or explanation necessary to first timers.  This class will give you a little background combined with two methods to help you become a sponge master! 

You will learn what classifies a cake as a sponge and the two classes of sponge cakes.  This class will teach you how to prepare ingredients and learn a proper folding technique to get the most volume in your cakes. 

There are also easy, tested recipes that you can download, included with the class:

  1. Classic American Sponge Cake
  2. Genoise Sponge

Sponge cakes are delicious on their own, soaked with simple syrup, or layered in elaborate confections.  So, let's start baking!

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