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Adjust Servings:
2 oz butter 50 g
3 egg(s)
7 tbsp all-purpose flour 2.8 oz or 80 g
7 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp icing sugar to decorate
just a bit salt
Main Ingredient
1 cup love ❤️

Nutritional information

2.9 g
7.5 g
17.8 g
4.2 g
77 mg
0.2 g
83 mg
12.6 g
12 mg
1 mg
31 mg

Butter Sponge Cake

Love Is in the Air

This Butter Sponge Cake or Biscuit au Beurre is very light and is the perfect recipe for a special occasion!

  • Eggs
  • Vegetarian


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Butter Sponge Cake

This Butter Sponge Cake or Biscuit au Beurre is a very special recipe. Not only it is a great cake to make any time of the year, but it is perfect for a special occasion, too. By using just a few tools you can transform this sponge cake into the Valentine’s Day cake, Anniversary cake, you name it, in just a few minutes!

Perfect for Valentine’s Day

This time I will use this recipe to make a simple Valentine’s Day treat.

Interesting fact: Even though the roots of the Valentine’s Day go back to AD 496, it became associated with romance and love only in the 14th century. 🔗

How may times have you stressed about making something special on the Valentine’s Day? And how many times have you spent hours looking for that “special” recipe just to find out that it takes too much time to make? This butter sponge cake recipe is exactly opposite. It is quick, easy to make and will take you minimum efforts to achieve that wow factor. Together with Vanilla Affogato, it is a great recipe to make your loved one’s day even more special!

This butter sponge cake is very light and is perfect to serve with glazed fruits or icing sugar on top. I’ve chosen icing sugar this time, but you can easily swap it on Step #7 “Decorate” with fruits, cacao powder, etc. The sponge cake is especially delicious with a cup of black tea or coffee.

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2 min

Separate Eggs

Separate egg yolks from whites into different bowls.

3 min

Make Cake Dough

Start with butter by melting it and leaving aside to cool. Then gradually beat sugar into egg yolks and add vanilla extract. In addition, continue to beat the mixture for several minutes until it becomes thick and, as a result, pale yellow.

3 min

Prepare Whites

Beat egg whites and salt together in a separate bowl until soft peaks are formed. Then sprinkle on sugar and beat until stiff peaks are formed.

2 min

Combine Ingredients

Start to add egg whites mixture with two-thirds of flour into egg yolks and mix slightly all of these ingredients together. Then add the remained flour and mix everything nicely.

35 min

Bake Cake

When the cake dough is ready, transfer it into a prepared cake tin greased with a little bit of butter. Next, place the cake into a preheated 350 °F (175 °C) oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.

8 min

Let It Rest

Remove the cake from the oven and allow to rest in the pan for 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle icing sugar powder on top.

2 min

Decorate (Optional)

Use a sheet of white paper, cut hearts from it, place it on the sponge cake and sprinkle with icing powder. Take out the paper and you will see those cute little hearts. If you want to use less icing sugar, start with one teaspoon and then sprinkle gradually. You may use glazed fruits, cacao powder or any other decoration, too. Cut and serve.



Your Butter Sponge Cake is ready! Serve with a cup of tea or coffee - bon appétit!


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Yikes! Just two weeks away? I don’t have sweets ready yet. This only means one thing, I need to try this recipe. Plus with just 7 ingredients, how can I go wrong with that? I love the hearts on the cake. Very creative!

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