Vanilla-Citrus Sponge Cake

Passover is approaching, as is the scramble to come up with a dessert to bring to the Seder you’ve been invited to.  Preferably a dessert that is not the flourless chocolate cake that you made last year.  Try this recipe.  This is a cross between a true sponge cake, a classic French genoise, and a chiffon cake with the essence of citrus.  It is fantastic.

vanilla-citrus sponge cake

This is not my recipe, it is from Marcy Goldman’s cookbook: A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking.  I have only adapted it slightly.  This is an incredibly easy cake to make and a real keeper, not just for all my Jewish friends looking for something to make on Passover, but for everyone, at any time of year, who wants a light fluffy vanilla-citrus sponge cake.  I serve mine with simple sugared strawberries to compliment the lemon zest and fresh vanilla bean.

vanilla-citrus sponge cake

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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