Genoese Sponge

This cake has a nice buttery color, and a fairly firm texture.

Genoese Sponge


  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch tube pan.

2 Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup sugar gradually, beating until very stiff.

3 In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar well. Add egg yolks, and beat until thick and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt over batter. Fold in. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4 Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Cool. Ice with your favorite frosting.


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