Sponge Cake

Pani ri Spagna

Preparation info
  • Makes


    8 to 9 inch cake layers
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

To eliminate the messy job of buttering pans, use Professional Baking Spray, available from The Baker’s Catalogue. I use it in baking, but I also spray cooking utensils for quick and easy clean up. See the Appendix for more information.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Separate the eggs, and place the yolks in one bowl, and the whites in another. Add ½ cup sugar to the yolks. Beat the egg whites with the remaining ½ cup sugar until thick; set aside, and without washing the beaters, start beating the yolks, sugar, and