Claire Saffitz Sponge Cake

The Delicious Claire Saffitz Sponge Cake

Are you ready for a little sweet indulgence? Introducing Claire Saffitz Sponge Cake, the perfect delicious treat to enjoy with friends and loved ones. This simple-yet-satisfying dessert recipe is inspired by the traditional recipes from France and has been given an exciting twist.

The delicious aroma of this sponge cake will make your guests hungry for more. On the exhale, you experience the tangy flavor of freshly squeezed oranges and the light sweetness of confectioner’s sugar. The result? An exquisite cake with a distinctively spongy texture and a delightful citrus finish.

Making Claire Saffitz’s Sponge cake is not difficult but you should take your time. To start, you will need the following ingredients:


– 6 large eggs
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon orange zest
– 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt


– Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
– In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
– Gradually mix in the orange juice, vanilla extract and orange zest.
– In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
– Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg and sugar mixture and mix until completely combined.
– Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
– Let the cake cool before decorating with confectioner’s sugar and serving.

Claire Saffitz’s Sponge Cake is the perfect combination of fluffy and moist cake, with a delicate citrus flavor and sweetness. Enjoy this delightful dessert recipe with a cup of hot tea or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s sure to please both adults and kids. If you’re looking to explore different sweet sumptuous desserts, take a look at other cakes from French pastry traditions like Génoise Cake and Versailles Cake.

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