Sponge cake, named for its sponge-like consistency, usually consists of just a few ingredients, wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and eggs, making it an extremely simple cake to bake. However, the key to making a great sponge cake is to trap as much air between the molecules of the batter as possible.
Although the process of making sponge cake is quite simple, there are many different variation of sponge cake, as each culture has influenced a different form.
As a popular dish in French quinine, sponge cake probably originated throughout areas in Europe; it may also find its roots within areas of the United Kingdom.
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