Finally, after years of talking about this special sponge cake ... we found the family sponge cake recipe! It is a recipe our mom has been raving about for years. Every time we ask her a question about any cake recipe we write about, she always says, “I wish I could find Nana’s sponge cake recipe, ohhhh... how she used to whip the eggs and the sugar by hand and it was so high.”
The traditional Italian sponge cake is the most popular type of cake in Italy. Like the famous genoise cake from France, this sponge-like cake serves as a foundation for many wonderful and very elaborate desserts, with the most popular being the wedding cake.