MOIST LEMON SPONGE

General Info

1 Hour

Ingredients

170 g Salted butter at room temperature
170 g / ¾ cup Castor sugar
3 Lemons, zested
4 Large eggs at room temperature
170 g / 1¼ cups Cake Wheat Flour
5 ml Baking powder
1 g Salt

Lemon syrup to soak sponge:
220 g White sugar
220 ml Fresh lemon juice

Recipe Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 180°C and grease a 24cm spring form tin.

With a hand blender, cream butter, sugar and lemon zest on high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs to mixture one at a time, allowing them to be well mixed in so mixture won’t curdle. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to mixture and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Do not over mix!

Spread mixture evenly into tins, leaving a small dip in the centre, as the mixture will naturally rise up higher in the centre in the oven.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back under your touch, or a skewer comes out clean.

For the lemon syrup: In a pot, bring lemon juice and sugar to the boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved.

Slowly pour over the sponges until soaked in.

Leave to cool, turn out and serve with whipped cream or mascarpone cheese.