Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake


Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake
Biscuit de Savoie is not a "biscuit" in the English sense, just a very light sponge cake. It is delicious plain, but it can also be filled with cream, fruit, etc.
67,8424.6/5 for 9 ratings
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Last modified on: December 23th 2014

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
28 min.40 min.1 hour 8 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes well.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Prepare the tin or mould by lining the base and sides with cooking parchment.

You can scatter a few flakes almonds in the bottom if you like, but this is not essential.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #2
Mix 70 g flour and 70 g potato starch.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Put 3 eggs and 100 g caster sugar into a food mixer bowl.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #4
Beat on high speed until the mixture is light like a mousse.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #5
Sieve the flour and potato flour into the bowl.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #6
Gently fold in the flour, just until it is incorporated into the frothy egg mixture.

This is the tricky part of the recipe. This needs to be done rapidly but gently to keep as much air as possible in the mixture. It is best to lean the bowl over on its side and use a soft spatula to lift and turn the mixture.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #7
Pour the batter into the mould or tin.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake : Photo of step #8
Bake for a bout 20 minutes and check that the cake is cooked before taking it our of the oven.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Turn the cake out and leave on a wire rack to cool.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,085 Kcal or 4,543 Kj25 gr209 gr16 gr
54 %10 %20 %2 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
278 Kcal or 1,164 Kj6 gr54 gr4 gr
14 %2 %5 %1 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,085 Kcal or 4,543 Kj25 gr209 gr16 gr
54 %10 %20 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coconut rocks, Home-made terrine of foie gras, Butter cream, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Real custard sauce (crème anglaise), ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Diamond biscuits, Meatballs, Hazelnut and orange cake, Natural leaven, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, ... All
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