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Pão de Ló - Portuguese Sponge Cake Recipe
by Sofia Reino

Pão de Ló - Portuguese Sponge Cake

I have always loved this recipe, especially when one is able to cook in in such a way that the middle part is still wet. I have always been afraid of making this recipe as I am not the best at baking. But amazingly enough it came out perfect and I am very proud of myself.

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Prep time: Portugal Portuguese
Cook time: Servings: 8 servings


  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp slightly warm water
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  1. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar for about 10 minutes
  2. Add the eggs until reaching a creamy paste
  3. Add the water and mix it with a wooden spoon
  4. Finally add the flour and baking powder and mix it softly with the wooden spoon
  5. Pour the mixture into a circular baking dish covered with parchment paper
  6. Place it in the oven for about 20 minutes at about 375 degrees