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How do you cook a Lemon Basil Sponge Cake

First thing, pour the batter into the spring-form baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

How to properly cool a Lemon Basil Sponge Cake

In order for the sponge cake not to collapse in height, you must cool it down upside down! A trick just takes the springform baking pan to turn it upside down on a cooling rack. Let it cool for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, run a knife blade around the cake to detach it from the pan. Now place the cake on a serving dish.

Ingredients

Lemon Basil Sponge Cake

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 lemons (zest)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (finely chopped)

Lemon Cream Cheese Sauce

  • 2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream (15{e951582e555b82fbb1443acdf7ceaaf78fd3a034a165847b56f968a5b8c93c64})
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Lemon Basil Sponge Cake

  • Place the rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). 
  • Line the bottom of one spring-form baking pan with parchment paper. Don’t put butter on the sides, this way your cake will raise nicely. 
  • Before mixing the eggs, it’s time to sifted the flour and the baking powder together, place them into a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs for about 5 – 10 minutes, add the sugar, the finely chopped basil, and the lemons zest until the mixture is light and fluffy. You should mix it for about 10 minutes for the best results.
  • The mixture will be light yellow in color and will have doubled in height in the bowl. After 10 minutes fold in the melted butter using a spatula or a wooden spoon. When the butter is well incorporated add the sifted flour and baking powder and delicately folded in with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the batter into the springform baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Lemon Cream Cheese Sauce

  • Keep the sauce into the refrigerator until serving.