Sponge cake without any fat: no butter, no oil Incredible!

Get out your gauges (cups / cups) because this cake it is worth including it in our recipe book. No fat! No butter, no oil, nothing. I have tried it and it works, and it is also very good. Accompany with a little jam on top, powdered sugar, cinnamon, cocoa ...

Can you make a cake without oil?

Oil-free sponge cake

If possible. That's how forceful we can be when we wonder if you can make a cake without oil. Because a dessert like this does not need oil or butter to finish even more than worthy of the best pastry chefs. It is true that we all have in mind that a cake has these ingredients as basic. It is true that in most of the recipes they are there. But they are not essential to be able to enjoy a fluffy result. What's more, the less oil it has, as in this case, the fluffier it will be.

In order to make a sponge cake without oil, there is nothing like adding cream to it, in addition to eggs, sugar or flour. But for that unique and flavorful touch, you can create a citrus combination. Both the lemon and orange zest will be present. So for all of you who always wonder how make the perfect fluffy cake, now you have the key. Say goodbye to oil!

Ingredients of the sponge cake without oil

  • 250 g of cream
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 envelope of Royal type yeast
  • 3 eggs (we will separate the whites from the yolks)
  • 150 g of sugar
  • Some water
  • The grated skin of 1 lemon or 1 organic orange
  • The juice of 1 lemon or 1 orange
  • Vanilla

Preparation of the cake without oil

Oil-free sponge cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Sift the flour, yeast, and salt into a large bowl or salad bowl.
  2. In another large bowl, beat the yolks until creamy. Add the sugar until it is fully integrated and pour in the water, lemon / orange zest, juice and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients three times and stir.
  3. In another bowl, whip the egg whites (add a few drops of lemon juice or a pinch of salt to facilitate the task).
  4. Pour in 1/4 and stir with enveloping movements. Add the rest of the whites with the same type of movement.
  5. Pour into a non-stick mold (silicone for example) and bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Chocolate topping for sponge cake without butter

Chocolate topping for sponge cake without butter

Although an oil-free sponge cake will already taste perfect, it can always be improved a little more. So what better than to add one chocolate topping for sponge cake without butter. Because it is one of the ingredients that the smallest of the house like as much as those who are not so much anymore.

How to prepare the chocolate coating?

So that we have one perfect and classic coverage, we have to choose the same amount of chocolate as of whipping cream. We pour the cream into a saucepan and heat it. When it is about to boil, we add the chopped chocolate. We stir well until it is unraveling. It is true that we can add a tablespoon of butter to this combination. But since we have dispensed with it for the cake, we will also do it for its topping.

Shiny chocolate topping for sponge cake

If you want to add a little more shine to the final result, you can too. It is just adding a few more steps but always in a simple way. We put six sheets of gelatin in water. Meanwhile, we put a saucepan with 150 grams of water and 180 grams of icing sugar on the fire. Let it boil, remove from the heat and add the gelatin. Now we will add 155 grams of chopped chocolate. In the heat, it will quickly fall apart.

Also add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and 100 ml of whipping cream. We stir all the mixture well. We strain it and let it cool a little. Later we will bathe the cake and you will notice that special shine that we are looking for.

Tips for making a chocolate coating

Although sometimes we think otherwise, when it comes to achieving a good result, it is always necessary to have a good quality of ingredients. Only in this way, we can enjoy the best desserts that we have always wanted. The best way to make the topping thin is to start adding it to the central part of the cake. She will be falling all over the edges of the dessert. Let it solidify on a wire rack and in no time, you'll be ready to enjoy it.

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  1.   Vrnda Mahesh said

    Kindly remove the image
    copied from my blog, This is copyright violation. If you have tried this
    recipe post your own image..Pls try to understand the efforts behind
    photographs each.

  2.   Enrique Maldonado placeholder image said

    It is very good, but the recipe needs to indicate the number of eggs. I prepared it with 2 and it turned out very well.

  3.   Maria Jose said

    Delicious still putting us sugar

  4.   Monica said

    It looks great. I sure will. Just a note, it is not fat free. Cream is the fat in milk somewhat more diluted than butter and obtained with a different process. But at the end of the day it has a minimum of 35% fat.

  5.   Paqui Martin said

    It would be very good if you put better ingredients and quantities thanks.

  6.   Ana said

    The process is fine but the quantities? Thanks

  7.   francis said

    Please can someone point me to the recipe, because I only see the procedure. Thank you

  8.   Alejandra said

    Ingredient measurements missing. How little serious! They should check and review the recipes before publishing them

    1.    ascen jimenez said

      Hi Alejandra!
      When doing an update the ingredients were deleted, but we have already fixed it.
      Thanks for your comment!

  9.   Alvaro Retamosa placeholder image said

    What a poorly published recipe, we know what ingredients it has because it names them in the preparation, but it does not say quantities of anything.
    Either the page is not serious for not controlling the recipes that are published, or the user is not serious for not publishing a recipe in full

    1.    ascen jimenez said

      Hello Alvaro,
      Thanks for your comment. The truth is that the ingredients were deleted in one of the updates ... But it is already corrected, in case you want to make the recipe.
      A hug!

  10.   Mayka said

    Fat does carry! Cream is fat!