Bake a Sponge Cake with Caramel Frosting

Edited by Olivia, Eng, Graeme, Rebecca M. and 1 other

When someone brings you a cake that they have baked, how do you feel? Aside from the excitement of tasting the cake, you may wonder how they were able to make such a delectable treat. Read on and find out how.

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First, you must gather and prepare all the ingredients and equipment you need. For this project, you will need the following:

  • 1 cup cake flour
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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
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  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
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  • Cooking spray
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  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
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  • 6 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cans of condensed milk with the label peeled off
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  • Strainer
  • Whisker
  • Electric hand mixer or beater
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  • Convection oven
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Steps in Making the Sponge Cake

  1. 1
    Combine the cake flour and baking powder
    Sift them together using a strainer or a sifter.
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  2. 2
    In a bowl, separate the egg yolk from the egg whites
    Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl and beat until the mixture becomes fluffy
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  3. 3
    While continuously beating the mixture of tartar and egg whites, gradually add the sugar until texture becomes fluffier
    If you are using an electric hand mixer, use high speed.
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  4. 4
    Then add the lemon juice and egg yolk and mix again
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  5. 5
    Add the vegetable oil and mix for a few minutes
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  6. 6
    Add the cake flour and baking powder mixture with the wet ingredients
    Continue mixing it until you see that the mixture becomes soft.
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  7. 7
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or around 176 degrees Celsius
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  8. 8
    While you prepare the oven, grease the pan with cooking spray or oil
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  9. 9
    Pour the mixture into the baking pan and put it inside the oven
    Set the timer for 20 minutes. You will know that the cake is already cooked when you do the fork test. The fork test is accomplished by poking the cake with a fork. The cake is already cooked when the fork comes out clean.
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  10. 10
    Remove from the oven and let it cool
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  11. 11
    While waiting for the cake to cool, you can start to make the caramel frosting
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Steps in Making the Caramel

Get a pot and fill it with water. Submerge the unopened condensed milk into the pot and set in on the stove on low heat

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  1. 1
    Boil the can for three hours, making sure that the pot does not run out of water
    If it does, the can will explode, and you don't want to clean caramel off the kitchen wall. Though the idea may be appealing to kids, you would not want them getting their caramel dip off the walls, would you?
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  2. 2
    After three hours, remove the can and let it cool
    Open with a can opener and apply all over sponge cake.
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  3. 3
    Serve and enjoy
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  • You can use canning jars for making caramel. Simply transfer the condensed milk into the canning jars and do the same procedure as with the condensed milk in cans to produce caramel.
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  • You can also use condensed milk in tetra packs.
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Categories : Desserts

Recent edits by: Rebecca M., Graeme, Eng

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