Dry Sponge Cake

Baking By bayamart Updated 26 Jan 2014 , 3:32pm by bayamart

bayamart Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 8:18am
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AHi everyone, the sponge cakes I make always come out dry, I have tried so many methods like adding little oil, tried mixing until pale,added extra eggs even worked on my oven temperature but it still always comes out dry, though when I added a little oil to my last trial it came out a bit moist but it was still dry. How can I make this right?!! Thanks in advance. This is the recipe is used. 200g margarine, 200g sugar, 4 medium sized eggs, 1tsp vanilla, 1 1/2tsp of baking powder and 200g of flour (1tsp of oil)

6 replies
louglou Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 8:59am
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AAre you overbaking? Is your oven the right temp? Sounds like a standard Victoria sponge recipe which shouldn't be dry.

Godot Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 9:00am
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AIf you've tweaked and tweaked and tweaked that same recipe, but to no avail, you might consider finding a new one.

You might want to consider using real butter in your baked goods.

bayamart Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 11:42am
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AI don't think I overbake cos I remove it from the oven immediately the skewer comes out clean. There was a day I brought it out before it came clean and the inside was underbaked! So confused. Haven't tried baking with real butter before, there was a day I added 1/4 cup of buttermilk to it (1/4 cup of milk with a 3.75ml of vinegar) to it and it still didn't come out moist! Other recipes I have looked up either have more flour added which I know wld make it harder or more sugar!! In a dilema!!!

paquettc Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 2:00pm
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A sponge cake is a dense and sturdy cake but, has a tendancy to be dry.  If you like the flavor of your cake and want to stick with it, brush the layers with a simple syrup.

cakealicious7 Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 2:13pm
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AI have the same problem with the Victoria sponge, when it's baked it's lovely and light but the next day it's so dry. I've now stopped using that recipe and on a search to find one that isn't dry lol

bayamart Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 3:32pm
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AI think am going to try adding a simple syrup to it and see how it turns out. Fingers crossed.

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