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Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson

"After baking countless cakes over the past 11 years for our pages, I've come back around to appreciating the versatility of a sponge cake," says Jennifer Aaronson, editorial director of food and entertaining. See the test kitchen's step-by-step guide to making sponge cake and discover 3 ways to use this flexible favorite.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2013
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Jennifer Aaronson uses this recipe for her go-to ice cream cake. She simply spreads softened ice cream onto a sheet of cake before rerolling it, then freezes it until the ice cream hardens.

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  • sabineveronicas
    28 JUL, 2017
    This is not a sponge cake. It comes out crumbly and is more dense than it should be. A sponge is supposed to be light and airy. I would probably not make this again.
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  • yemurayi8752683
    3 JUL, 2017
    Made this cake last night . Its very easy to make and the texture is awesome. Will be making it again
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  • ALR9363632DW
    22 MAY, 2017
    Sorry folks, but this is not the recipe for a sponge cake. A sponge cake is a British cake. It has about 4 eggs, and no butter. If you want an authentic recipe, try a British, Australian or New Zealand recipe page.
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  • Gemmarochewood
    26 JUL, 2015
    9 eggs? Seriously and this makes 1 cake
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  • Vilma Morales de Salazar
    22 JUN, 2013
    Great sponge cake recipe, works perfect. I did some variations to make a "Light Dessert". Substituted half of sugar by Splenda and instead of butter used Blue Bonnett. I used as a roll cake with light cream and splenda, strawberries, and add the juices of the strawberries to moist a little the sponge. The dessert was delicious and my husband could enjoy a little as a diabetic. Next time I will make just for him a full Splenda version, for those who donĀ“t take sugar.
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  • MS11572409
    25 MAY, 2013
    Would love to have the step by step pictures online, as they are featured in the magazine. Thanks in advance!
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