Sponge cake not rising

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Georgie88

Sponge cake not rising

Classic sponge cake not rising very much. what can I do?

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Yummy

Georgie88

I answered this on the other Can Anyone Help Thread.

perhaps you want expert advice too ?

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Gorgie88

Hello Gorgie88,

In addition to Yummys answer I thought it would be helpful to show you Delia's Forum Post following a similar question on 12th March....

If you feel you haven't been successful with your sponge cake because it looks too thin it could be your expectation is for a deeper cake because of the depth of the tin but once you turn them out and you put the filling in, unless somethings drastically wrong, you will find a slice of cake will look exactly the same as it does on screen. 

I can remember when I was young and a lot more people made cakes, a really high, thick sponge cake was a bit of a 'show off' thing and in truth its quite easy to achieve if you use a 3 egg / 175g mixture in 18cm sponge tins you will get 2 very thick sponges but the balance of sponge to cake we think is not as good. 

So for anyone who might be worried that the sponge cake might be too thin I hope this reassures you. 



Delia.

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Georgie88

Sponge cakes

Thank you Lindsay
What you say about the cakes looking better after the filling is added is true. Also, what you/Delia say about sponges in the past reminded me that my mother's sponges rose magnificently. Perhaps the memory of them was responsible for my disappointment.
Georgie88

 
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