Thursday, November 17, 2011

French Style Sponge Cupcake (法试海绵小蛋糕)

Soft and irresistible, I ate half of the cupcake before I took the last shot hehehe... ;p

Recipe source from '孟老师的100道小蛋糕'.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes (November 2011), hosted by Min of Min's Blog.


Ingredients (yield 6 cupcakes)
60g egg white
15g caster sugar

40g egg yolk
30g caster sugar
1/2tsp vanilla paste
30g cake flour
20g corn flour

adequate amount of desiccated coconut/grated cheese

1. Preheat oven at 175C.
2. Sift flour and corn flour together, set aside.
3. With a hand whisk, whisk egg yolk, sugar and vanilla paste till sugar melted, set aside.
4. Use a cake mixer, whisk egg whites till frothy.
5. Gradually add in sugar and whisk till stiff peaks form.
6. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk batter until combined.
7. Then fold in half portion of the meringue follow by half portion of the sifted flour, repeat process.
8. Pour batter into a piping bag, pipe batter into cupcake cups till 80% full.
9. Sprinkle top with desiccated coconut/grated cheese.
10.Bake in preheated oven for 15-18mins.
11.Remove cakes from oven and cool on wire rack.


Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love this sponge cupcake. Looks very pretty and spongy :)

Joceline Lor said...


Happy Flour said...

Hi Anncoo and Joceline Lor,

This is simple yet yummy spongy cake suitable for everyone.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Look spongy and good.

~Kate~ said...


Happy Flour said...

Hi Sonia,

Thanks :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kate,


Quay Po Cooks said...

I am sure this must be a delightful cupcake to have:D

Happy Flour said...

Hi Quay Po,

You're right, it soft and spongy.

Janine said...

this looks super good - i love spongy cakes! definitely trying this out soon!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Janine,

Worth trying. :)

Daphne said...

I would love to try this in my kitchen very soon^^

Yummy Bakes said...

Hi, I was about to try this yesterday and upon reading the recipe, I realised no oil is used in this cake. Can i just confirm? Can I replace vanilla paste with vanilla extract? thanks

Happy Flour said...

Hi Yummy Bakes,

Very sorry for the late reply. Vanilla extract/ paste /essence also can be used. Oil was not used in french style sponge cupcake recipe.

Anonymous said...


I love your French Style Sponge Cupcake very much as no oil was needed and yet cupcakes were soft and spongy.

This will be my keeper cupcake recipe.

Thank you for the recipe.

Priscilla Poh

SeaBiscuit said...

Hi happy flour, changed upon your lovely blog. Im a newbie in baking. Can I ask for this french style cupcake, can I change it to a choc flavour? So instead of using vanilla powder, how much cocoa powder / baking chocolate should I use?

Kimmy said...

Hi Happy Flour, finally I baked this cupcakes. Turned out well. Thanks for sharing this recipe that makes me feel like trying out more cupcake recipes.