Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Cake Recipes

Gorete's Portuguese Sponge Cake (Pão De Lo) Recipe

This is a delicious light and airy textured sponge cake. It tastes just like the ones I used to buy at a Portuguese bakery.
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Gorete's Portuguese Sponge Cake (Pão De Lo) Recipe


Preparation time 25 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In1 h 5 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

9 large eggs (room temperature)1 pinch salt1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar1 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour1⁄4 teaspoon baking powderLemon zest (optional) or orange zest (optional)Icing sugar (to taste)
9 large eggs (room temperature)1 pinch salt1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar1 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour1⁄4 teaspoon baking powderLemon zest (optional) or orange zest (optional)Icing sugar (to taste)
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Grease and parchment paper line a 10 inch tube pan, set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs with the salt until light. Gradually beat in the sugar at medium speed and beat for at least 20 minutes, add rind if using.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder and stir with a fork or whisk. At low speed, add the flour mixture to the eggs one heaping tablespoon at a time, blending well after each addition, and scraping down the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean (cake will spring back to a light touch).
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and peel off parchment paper. Let cool completely on rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving if desired.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Chef Gorete, Food.com

Julie
Julie
I love all your recipes
1 year ago, Friday, April 28, 2023
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Deolinda
Deolinda
Looks so good.I think I'll try to make it
2 years ago, Thursday, February 3, 2022
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Eddy
Great Deolinda, once you do, let us know how you like it.
2 years ago, Thursday, February 3, 2022
D.Cabral
D.Cabral
Can I use an angel food pan for the sponge cake recipe?
2 years ago, Thursday, December 30, 2021
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Eddy
Yes you can D. but just make sure it’s big enough.
2 years ago, Thursday, December 30, 2021
Angela
Angela
Absolutely love all this recipes
2 years ago, Monday, December 20, 2021
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