Italian Sponge Cake Pane Di Spugna Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodDish

Ingredients

 Sifted whole wheat pastry flour3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Unbleached white flour3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
 Eggs10 Small, separated
 Cream of tartar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Honey1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Almond extract2 Teaspoon
 Grated lemon rind1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2196 Calories from Fat 356

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.1%

Saturated Fat 12.1 g60.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1607.2 mg

Sodium 549.6 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 402 g133.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.6%

Sugars 251.1 g

Protein 69 g137.9%

Vitamin A 37.1% Vitamin C 13.2%

Calcium 25.5% Iron 96.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line an ungreased 13 X 9 X 2-inch pan with a sheet of parchment or wax paper cut to fit the bottom.
In a medium-size bowl, sift together whole wheat pastry flour and unbleached white flour.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy.
Sprinkle with cream of tartar, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
In the small bowl of an electric mixer (it is not necessary to clean beaters), combine egg yolks with water.
Beat until very light.
Gradually add honey, and continue to beat until mixture nearly fills bowl.
Remove from mixer.
Stir in almond extract and lemon rind.
Use a whisk or spatula to fold flour mixture into egg yolk mixture.
Use the same whisk to fold egg-flour mixture into egg whites until no white streaks show.
Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched at the center with a finger.
Invert cake in pan, using 2 wire racks to hold up ends of pan.
When completely cool, remove cake from pan and strip off paper.
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