Genoise sponge cake is a fluffy & spongy cake made with butter & egg yolks. It’s used specifically in European tortes & pastries.

eggs granulated sugar salted butter vanilla extract AP flour fine sea salt


STEP 1: Beat together the egg whites and the granulated sugar until the meringue is fluffy and holds stiff peaks.

STEP 2: Add the egg yolks, the melted butter and the vanilla extract and beat together at medium speed, until combined.

STEP 3: Sift the flour and the salt over the batter and turn the mixer up to medium speed, mixing just until it’s combined.

STEP 4: Pour batter into prepared pans and bake at 350F for 18 minutes, until the cake is golden, and springs back when you press on it.

STEP 5: Allow them to cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then remove the cakes and place them onto a cooling rack or tea towel.

STEP 6: Allow the cake to cool completely and if desired, use a large serrated knife to slice each layer in halves or three.

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