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 Pan di Spagna (Italian Sponge Cake)

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Category: Desserts
Servings: 6
Total time: 45 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 6 large eggs

- 2/3 cup sugar

- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

- 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange zest

- 1 1/3 cup cake flour


1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper or grease with butter or nonstick spray.

2.  In a mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, vanilla and zest. Using an electric mixer, beat well until very foamy.




3.  Gently fold in one third of the flour into the liquid mix. Fold until all of the flour is combined into the liquid and then repeat this step until all of the flour has been added and combined thoroughly.

4.  Pour the batter into the cake pan. Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.

5.  Cool for 1 hour prior to icing or serving.