Monday, 25 April 2011

Cinnamon Sponge

Sponges hold a dear place in my heart , not only for there flavour & delicateness but because as a younging growing up in hamilton there was a bakery called 5 X roads kitchen . They used to make the most amazing sponges with passion fruit pulp & fresh whipped cream , which we would often get on our birthdays . I have NEVER attempted  a sponge before this one which was made for me by a friend whom saw the recipe in the good old womans weekly. She seemed to have no trouble & it turned out super . So my 'fear ' was subsided somewhat - The flavour blew me away , like a gingerbread flavour & a sponge texture , heaven .... So I jumped in - armed with my trusty hand held beater ( yes the mixer went BANG a few months ago ) I know if you make this you will love it & impress friends or family , give it a go its not hard, oh and its gluten free !

Cinnamon sponge

4 Eggs
3/4 Cup sugar
2 tsp Golden Syrup ( americans this is what that is )
3/4 Cup Cornflour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cocoa
Icing sugar
Whipped Cream to fill

1. Preheat oven tp 180 c , line 2 cake tins with baking paper ( I made sure mine came up past the edge of tin )
2. Beat eggs , sugar  & Golden syrup for 10 mins , the mixture will go an amazing thick consistency
3. Sift over combined dry ingredients
4. Fold into egg mix , I used a metal spoon to keep air in the mins
5. Bake for 16 mins ( on the dot )
6. Cool in tin for 10 mins - then turn out carefully and keep air tight till required
7. Slather one side of sponge with any flavour jam you like & sandwich with fresh cream ( approx 150 ml )whipped with a dash of vanilla essence & sprinkle the top with icing sugar .
Eat immediately ! If there is any left over store in the fridge in an airtight container


  1. oh my! That looks beautiful Haidee. I will have to try this one out, being gluten-free and all!

  2. Yes , give it a go - thought of you when I made it & shared with my gluten free neighbour !