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Friday, August 1, 2014

French Style Sponge Cupcake (法试海绵小蛋糕)

Finally I baked these after keeping the recipe in my 'Must Bake' folder for a long, long time.  There was no urgency to bake when I saw that the recipe yields only 6 cupcakes after all the trouble.  Actually how many you can get depends on the paper cases you are using.  I managed to get 10 pieces with these cup cases [have to make use of these cos' my sister bought for me about 1000 pieces last Hari Raya].
Like Li Ying said, these cupcakes are soft and irresistible.  Moreover, it's 'fat-free' and not too sweet. You can also add various toppings [dessicated coconut, choc-chips, grated cheese and icing etc] to these cupcakes.  Here, I used almond flakes and I prefer a 'healthier' version.
Recipe Source - '孟老师的100道小蛋糕' and tested and shared by Happy Flour
[makes 10 cupcakes]
2 egg yolks
30 gm castor sugar [2 tbsp]
1/2 -1 tsp vanilla essence
2 egg whites
15 gm castor sugar [1 tbsp]
30 gm cake flour [3 tbsp]
20 gm cornflour
adequate amount of almond flakes/nibs/dessicated coconut/grated cheese [anyone of your choice]

  1. Preheat oven at 175 degrees C.
  2. Sift flour and cornflour together, set aside.
  3. Separate eggs into 2 mixing bowls.
  4. With a hand whisk, whisk egg yolks, sugar and vanilla essence until sugar dissolves.  Set aside.
  5. Use a cake mixer, whisk egg whites till frothy, gradually add in sugar and whisk till stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk batter until combined.
  7. The fold in 1/2 portion of the remaining meringue followed by 1/2 portion of the sifted flour, mix well and repeat the same for the remaining meringue and flour.
  8. Pour batter into a piping bag, pipe batter into cupcake cases till 80% full. Sprinkle some almond flakes or nibs on top of batter.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.
  10. Remove cakes from oven to cool on wire rack.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe


Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy! I am still afraid to bake sponge cupcakes. Maybe I should just do it as I see yours turned out so well!

Cheryl - Bakingtaitai said...

Kimmy, the cupcakes do look soft and good! I've got this 孟老师's cupcake recipe book too..yet to try any of it since I bought it last year!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I'm sure it is not a problem for you to bake sponge cakes. These are light and fluffy with very basic egg flavour unless you add some toppings or fliings.

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheryl, I think this book is good. So far most of her recipes are reliable and workable.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Lovely cupcakes! Looks really soft and spongy!

Veronica Ng said...

Beautiful and yummy with the almond flakes. Lovely texture too, soft and light.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce,I was afraid that it might shrink when cooled but it didn't.

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, this is healthy too and I think it can be served with cream icing or even ice cream.

Amy Baking Diary said...

Lovely cupcakes Kimmy! I know you love cake that is soft and fluffy like chiffon, and me too.

Kimmy said...

Hi Amy, you're right. When my cakes turned out dense, I got worried that I may have failed. I like light, soft and fluffy cakes.

咩咩 said...

Your cupcakes turned out so well! I like soft and fluffy cakes too~ (^_^)

Diana Gale said...

These cupcakes look so soft!!!! And they were pretty easy to put together too! Thanks for linking up, Kimmy!

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Kimmy, these French Style Sponge Cupcakes are so fluffy soft .... no butter added to it ... bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing^-^

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

These sponge cupcakes look very fluffy and yummy. I like the fact that they contain no added fat.


Kimmy said...

Hi Diana, yes quite easy.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, I was tempted to try it when I noticed it is fat-free. Healthy way to enjoy cakes.

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, the texture reminds of Baked Egg Cake. These are very light.

Edith C said...

I have never eaten a French Style Sponge cake. Now you got me interested.

Kimmy said...

Hi Edith, this is one of my very first cupcake bakes and I am happy that I tried. Healthy cupcakes.

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