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Pão de Ló - Portuguese Sponge Cake

Pão de Ló - Portuguese Sponge Cake


Rating (3.0000)
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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 8


I have always loved this recipe, especially when one is able to cook in in such a way that the middle part is still wet. I have always been afraid of making this recipe as I am not the best at baking. But amazingly enough it came out perfect and I am very proud of myself.


1. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar for about 10 minutes
2. Add the eggs until reaching a creamy paste
3. Add the water and mix it with a wooden spoon
4. Finally add the flour and baking powder and mix it softly with the wooden spoon
5. Pour the mixture into a circular baking dish covered with parchment paper
6. Place it in the oven for about 20 minutes at about 375 degrees

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star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onTheresa111 says:

This looks really interesting and the idea of baking it in parchment paper intrigues me.


urbanideas says:

thanks Theresa. It is so very easy to make. I have done it a few more times lately and does not seem to last more than 3 hours, between kids and adults it just disappears!


star_onstar_offstar_offstar_offstar_offavicente says:

Not sure I understand the 5 mts prep time if the eggs alone need beating for 10 mts. it sounds great, thought.

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