14 August 2011

Sunday treat: Lemon Sponge Cake

It was one of those weekends when I fancied a breakfast treat but we hadn't made plans to go for brunch on Sunday - the perfect excuse to prepare a sponge cake! My man likes it simple (no frosting at all) so that he can dip it in his coffee, and as you might suspect by now, I love citrus, so this is a regular at home: lemon cake. Easy to make, tasty, and moist. Check by yourselves!

What you need:
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 full spoons of white sugar
  • 10 full spoons of wheat flour
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 glass (250 cc) of sunflower oil
  • 1 packet of baking powder

How to prepare a lemon sponge cake:

Pre-heat your oven to 180 ºC.

Blend the eggs and sugar together in a big bowl. Add the oil and keep mixing.

Zest the lemon skins (try to avoid the white part) and then squeeze the lemons. And the zest and juice to the bowl and blend everything very well until you obtain a somewhat foaming mixture.

While you keep mixing with your hand blender, slowly add the flour and baking powder. Make sure that you obtain a very homogeneous mixture.

Pour into a baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes. That's it! you will obtain something like this:

Have a nice breakfast!


  1. vanilla-cupcake14 August, 2011

    What a great breakfast idea:-)

    The German version of this would be with 250 g butter, 250 g white sugar, and 300 g wheat flour (450)

    for the less simplistic taste you can coat it in dark chocolate, very delicious:-)

  2. Hallo cupcake!
    Uuuh, lemon and dark chocolate is a great combination :)