Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sponge cake waffles

What to do when your cake batter doesn’t fit all in the cake pan?

Of course, the most logical thing would be to do some cupcakes or even a mini cake in a smaller pan. That’s what I usually do anyway. But this time, when left with some sponge cake batter, my waffle iron started calling me. I’m not rude, so I answered.

This is a very easy and basic recipe for sponge cake. To tell you the truth I usually use my grandma’s sponge cake recipe but this is the one I used for the cake I was making, and so for the waffles. It actually worked pretty well.

BASIC SPONGE CAKE
  • 3 eggs
  • 90 gr (3 oz) sugar
  • 90 gr (3 oz) flour

Whip the eggs and sugar until they double their volume and are very foamy. Add the flour and mix delicately. Bake in a 180ºC (350ºF) pre heated oven.

To make the waffles, just dump the batter into the hot waffle iron. Make sure to spray it or brush it with some oil or butter, since there’s no fat in the batter (except for the yolks).

This was probably the end of my “leftover cake batter cupcakes”, I rather have “leftover cake batter waffles” instead! They were good! I enjoyed mine with honey and even made a wee sandwich with jam that was quite nice! And I don’t even like jam that much…

I’m pretty much sure they don’t eat much waffles in Tunisia, but I’ll let you know what they do eat, since that’s where I’m heading tomorrow. I’m going to spend a few days in Tunis with a friend that lives there. Couscous here I go!

27 comments:

Adam said...

Sweet recipe... I like how everything is in Three's, that makes it easy to remember for me (too much stuff in my head already) :)

And don't think I didn't notice those heart shapes... you and your sneaky subliminal sweets, trying to get me, you sugar covered trickster, you :)

Katrina said...

What a great idea and simple sponge cake recipe! We haven't had breakfast yet. Hmmm?
Aren't you lil' Miss World Traveler! I guess when you live in Europe that's a lot more possible, huh!
Love the waffles.

Mar said...

Me parece muy fácil lo único que me falta es la maquinita especial de esas...
Un beso guapa

Katrina said...

Ok, so I wasn't kidding. We hadn't had breakfast and I just went and made these waffles. They are dense and sweet. What more do you need for a breakfast? Super easy to make. I added a pinch of salt and about 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the batter.
Have a great time on your trip!

Bob said...

Ha! That's awesome. I bet they were tasty. Enjoy Tunisia!

noble pig said...

What a great idea, sounds so yummy.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

YUM!

Julie said...

These sound great! I just got my first ever waffle iron for Christmas so looking for good recipes to use in it.

Sharon said...

what a great way to use up your batter!

Eliana said...

What a great idea for left over cake mix :)

Juliana said...

Oh! Such a great idea :-) It is funny that you mention about extra batter...which somehow I always end up with more than I need :-) Will definitely keep in mind ;-)

Suzana said...

Olha que bela ideia! Tu és realmente muito inventiva miúda!

Como é que a gente se há-de encontrar se tu andas sempre no laréu?!? A ver se não deixamos passar outro ano. ;)

Boa viagem e bj enorme*

The Blonde Duck said...

I am the waffle queen...

Zen Chef said...

That's why i love you Rita!.. because you're a freakin' genius! I'll have some sponge cake waffles for breakfast please. :)

Happy New Year to you. ;)

Barbara said...

Amazing idea!
Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Tunisia!

Ingrid said...

Great idea. I keep saying it but you're so creative. Have a safe trip!
~ingrid

Suzanne said...

How clever! I would NEVER have thought of that! Also..I'm not a HUGE waffle fan..but a cake-waffle..I think I could handle that!

Suzanne said...

wow...awesome idea and recipe!

Emily said...

Have fun! I wish I could travel all of the places you do. :)

These waffles look incredible. I haven't had waffles in so long! It's sad.

Lauren said...

So cute! I love it =D.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Only you could have come up with something like this, Rita. Great way to put my newly acquired waffle iron to use :)

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

Jealous you're going to Tunisia - i've been dying to go after seeing all the amazing looking food there on a travel show.

About the cake waffles - genius. I love it!

Sam Kathryn said...

I can't remember the last time i ate a good homemade waffle.... i'm going to cry :(

But, as soon as i get my hands on a waffle maker, BAM! Waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Looks really good. I love waffles. I still don't have a waffle iron because I'm afraid I'll make them all of the time.

Hope you had a great trip!

yummy2tummy said...

Love the heart shape. Great for Valentine's breakfast

Cakebrain said...

must...have...that...waffle iron! I love it! it looks perfect my girls! the sponge cake waffles would go over so well!

Caroline said...

First of all - I want your griddle!!! How amazing :) Second - I definitely want these and cannot wait to try them using Kamut Khorasan Wheat!!! *happy dance*