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Apple Sponge

Author: Olia Hercules


  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 green apples cored and thinly sliced
  • icing sugar for dusting
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x12 inch cake pan with butter.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl with a handheld mixer for at least 5 minutes (use a timer if necessary) until very thick, pale, and foamy. The amount of air you beat in is essential.
  • Gently fold the flour and a good pinch of salt into the egg mixture.
  • Mix the cinnamon with the apples, then tip the apples into the prepared cake pan and pour the cake batter evenly over the apples. Bake until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean, 35 minutes.
  • Let it cool in the pan. Dust with some icing sugar, cut into squares and serve.