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Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour

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Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour - Perfect for a filled roulade, layer cakes or as a base for all manner of toppings

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Health Score:
4,6 / 10
30 min.
ready in 45 min.
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Nutritional values

A classic biscuit is low in fat and calories. What it lacks is usually dietary fibre; a small portion of this is provided by the light spelt flour, without weighing down the airy mass too much.

For chocolate biscuit replace 25 grams of spelt flour with cocoa powder, for nut biscuit replace the same amount with ground nuts. Also delicious: Fill cakes and sponge rolls with fruit puree and fresh fruit.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie60 kcal(3 %)
Protein1.6 g(2 %)
Fat0.8 g(1 %)
Carbohydrates19 g(13 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage11.3 g(38 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.2 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.3 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate6.3 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin2.1 μg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium18 mg(0 %)
Calcium5 mg(1 %)
Magnesium2 mg(1 %)
Iron0.2 mg(1 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.2 g
Uric acid2 mg
Cholesterol32 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 eggs
1 pinch salt
5 ounces fine sugar
3 ounces Pastry flour
2 ounces Spelt flour
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Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen scale, 1 Small bowl, 1 large Mixing bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Whisk, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 2 rimmed Baking sheets (or 1 springform pan, 24 cm diameter), 1 Parchment paper, 1 Dough scraper, 1 Offset spatula, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Brush (optional), 1 sharp Knife (optional), 1 Wire rack (optional)

Preparation steps

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 1

Separate the eggs. Set yolks aside in a small bowl, Combine egg whites with the salt and 1 tablespoon of cold water in a large mixing bowl.

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 2

Beat egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff. Gradually sprinkle in 125 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) sugar while beating, then continue to beat until the the whites are stiff and glossy. 

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 3

Add egg yolks to whites and whisk briefly to combine. (Be careful not to overmix, otherwise the whites will deflate.)

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 4

Sift both kinds of flour over the egg mixture and gently but thoroughly fold in with a whisk,, just until evenly distributed. 

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 5

Line a rimmed baking sheet or bottom of a 24 cm (approximately 10-inch) diameter springform pan with parchment paper. (Do not grease side of springform pan or the cake will collapse while baking.)

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 6

Spread batter evenly in lined sheet or pan. Bake on second rack from bottom of  preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) for 12-15 minutes if using a baking sheet, or at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2) (approximately 350°F) for 25-30 minutes in springform pan.

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 7

Cake is done when it is no longer sticky when tapped in the middle. When baking on the sheet, sprinkle another baking sheet with remaining sugar and invert jelly roll onto sheet. Rub parchment with a little water to loosen, then peel off cake. 

Sponge Cake with Spelt Flour preparation step 8

When baking in the springform pan, run a sharp knife around edge to loosen, then remove side of pan. Let cake cool briefly, then turn out onto a wire rack. Gently peel off parchment paper and let cake cool completely. Split into 2-3 layers and fill as desired.