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Star Wars Sponge Cake

Are you ready to join me on a baking adventure in a galaxy far, far away? In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to whip up a fluffy sponge cake, master the art of whipping egg whites to stiff peaks, fold ingredients without overmixing, and how to store your creation for future enjoyment. So grab your lightsaber (or spatula) and let’s dive into this Star Wars Sponge Cake Recipe!

A colorful cake decorated with a sponge cake design of master yoda from star wars, featuring vibrant blue and green tones, set on a white plate.

How To Whip Egg Whites To Stiff Peaks

Whipping egg whites to stiff peaks is a crucial step in creating a light and fluffy sponge cake. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start with room-temperature egg whites for best results.
  2. Use a clean, dry bowl and whisk attachment. Any grease or moisture can prevent the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks.
  3. Begin whisking the egg whites on low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high speed as they begin to foam.
  4. Once the egg whites reach soft peaks, gradually add in the sugar while continuing to whisk.
  5. Continue whisking until the egg whites reach stiff peaks – they should hold their shape when the whisk is lifted.
  6. Be careful not to over whisk, as this can cause the egg whites to become dry and grainy.

How To Fold The Batter Without Over-mixing


Unleash the Force: How to Make a Star Wars Yoda-themed Sponge Cake

Are you ready to embark on an epic baking adventure in a galaxy far, far away? Prepare to channel the wisdom of Master Yoda and create a delectable Star Wars Yoda-themed sponge cake that will delight Jedi and Sith alike. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to whip up a fluffy sponge cake, master the art of whipping egg whites to stiff peaks, fold ingredients without overmixing, and store your creation for future enjoyment. So grab your lightsaber (or spatula) and let’s dive into the Force!

How to Make a Fluffy Sponge Cake

A fluffy sponge cake is the foundation of any stellar dessert, and creating one is easier than you might think. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp. whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8-inch circular pan with cooking spray. Cut out parchment paper to fit inside the pan perfectly.
  2. Separate the egg yolks and egg whites, placing the yolks in a large bowl and the whites in a medium-sized bowl. Set the egg whites aside for now.
  3. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flour and cornstarch to the wet ingredients, then whisk until the batter is smooth.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Slowly add in the vinegar and sugar while continuing to whisk.
  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is crucial for achieving a light and airy sponge cake.
  7. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk batter until fully combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can deflate the egg whites and result in a dense cake.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely in the pan before transferring it to a wire rack to cool further.
A close-up of a square cake topped with neatly piped swirls of white cream frosting, resting on a marble counter beside packing paper and a colorful book.

How to Whip Egg Whites to Stiff Peaks

Whipping egg whites to stiff peaks is a crucial step in creating a light and fluffy sponge cake. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start with room-temperature egg whites for best results.
  2. Use a clean, dry bowl and whisk attachment. Any grease or moisture can prevent the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks.
  3. Begin whisking the egg whites on low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high speed as they begin to foam.
  4. Once the egg whites reach soft peaks, gradually add in the sugar while continuing to whisk.
  5. Continue whisking until the egg whites reach stiff peaks – they should hold their shape when the whisk is lifted.
  6. Be careful not to overwhisk, as this can cause the egg whites to become dry and grainy.

How to Fold Ingredients Without Overmixing

Folding ingredients into a cake batter is a delicate process that requires a gentle touch to avoid overmixing. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Use a spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the batter using a figure-eight motion. Be careful not to stir or deflate the mixture.
  2. Continue folding gently until just combined.
  3. Stop folding as soon as the ingredients are evenly distributed. Overmixing can deflate the egg whites and result in a dense cake.
A vibrant, sponge cake inside a square baking pan, depicting a geographical area with blue waters, brown landmasses, and green accents, illuminated by natural light.
A close-up image of a swirled batter in a rectangular metal baking pan, ready for baking. the batter has a creamy texture and light color.

How To Store Sponge Cake

Properly storing your sponge cake will help maintain its freshness and flavor. Here are some tips:

  • Once cooled, wrap the sponge cake tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.
  • Store the wrapped cake in an airtight container or sealed with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • If freezing, wrap the cake in several layers of plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Sketch of yoda from star wars, holding a lightsaber, drawn on parchment paper placed on a white surface.

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Star Wars Sponge Cake

Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba – thesqueakymixer.com
5.0 from 1 vote
Servings

8-12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on.

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 4 Tbsp. sugar

  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 4 Tbsp. whole milk

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 6 egg whites

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar

  • 4 Tbsp. sugar

  • food dye gel (not liquid)

  • Whipped Cream Filling
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 5 Tbsp. confectioners sugar

  • dash salt

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • fresh fruit or jam (optional)

  • blue food gel (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, then grease an 8″ circular pan with cooking spray. Cut out parchment paper to fit inside the pan perfectly. Using an edible marker, trace your design onto the piece of parchment paper to your liking. This is the design we will be tracing with our batter later on.
  • Separate the egg yolks and egg whites. Place the egg yolks in a large bowl and the egg whites in a medium-sized bowl. Set the egg whites aside for now.
  • Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla.
  • Sift in the flour and cornstarch to the wet ingredients. Then whisk until the batter is nice and smooth.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, whisk the 6 egg whites until frothy. Slowly add in the vinegar and sugar while whipping up the egg whites.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is very important! Make sure the egg whites have formed stiff peaks before adding them to the batter in the next step.
  • Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk batter until everything is fully combined. Be careful not to over-mix at this step. If you over-mix, the egg whites will deflate and cause a runny, thin batter. Mix just until the egg whites are evenly distributed throughout.
  • Remove a few teaspoons of batter at a time and use food gel to dye each color one at a time depending on the colors needed for your design. You only need to remove a small amount of each color but pay close attention to the design you’re tracing.
  • Place your colored batter into piping bags.
  • Pipe black outlines around your traced designs then go ahead and fill in these piped traced lines with color.
  • Once you’ve added all of your designs to your cake, let it sit in the fridge for 5-8 minutes then pipe the uncolored batter on top to cover your design. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Once the designed cake has finished baking flip the cake out of the pan and peel the parchment paper off of the design as soon as it comes out of the pan. Use the remaining batter to bake one or two more layers of cake. Allow the cakes to cool completely. While the cakes cool, prepare the whipped cream.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, and whisk the cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks have formed and you have reached a whipped cream consistency.
  • Assemble the cake by placing a layer of cake (the undesigned cake) on the bottom, then pipe a layer of whipped cream. Top the entire cake off with the designed cake. Feel free to add the filling of your choice as well as any additional decorations that you want.
  • Store in the fridge until serving, enjoy!
  • This cake can be made ahead of time but is best enjoyed fresh. If you plan to make this ahead of time, be sure to seal the cake tightly in plastic wrap to keep it fresh.

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  1. will this amount of batter be enough then to do the top designed layer plus 1/2 more layer? if so how much batter to add to the piped design and how much will be left for the rest of the layers? can you give an estimation? thank you