Finally after years of talking about this, we found the 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 want to write about, she always says, “I wish I could find Nana’s sponge cake recipe. Oh, how she used to whip the eggs and the sugar by hand!”
The 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. It keeps well and sometimes Nana would call it a “keeping cake” because it could be dried and kept for a long time and still taste amazing when soaked in fruit syrups or any soaking liquids. Her favorite way to use the dried-out cake would be for tiramisu or just simply toast slices in the oven and then slather them with sweet butter and homemade jelly.