36. Carrot Cake: Western sponge cake

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Appears in
50 Ways to Cook a Carrot

By Peter Hertzmann

Published 2020

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Legend has it that the first sponge cake was prepared for Amadeus VI, the Count of Savoy, in the fourteenth century. That’s according to early twentieth-century civil engineer and cookbook author Henri Babinski. The following is based on his recipe.


  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 150 g (¾ cup) caster sugar


Prepare a 23 cm (9 in) springform cake pan by lining it with greaseproof paper. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F)</