Alcobaca Monastery Sponge Cake

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This simple Portuguese cake requires only 4 ingredients to make a delicate and rich dessert. It mixes together in about 20 minutes and bakes for another 20, making this cake a great choice when you don't have a lot of ingreidents on hand. The cake does have to rest for a day, so make sure you plan ahead of time so it is ready when you need it. This is a great recipe to keep on hand for when you need an easy dessert.


  • 250 grams sugar
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 15 egg yolks
  • 100 grams flour


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the whole eggs and sugar in an electric mixer, and mix until the dough is whitish.
  3. Pass the yolks through a sieve to remove the film, and add to previous mixture. Whisk for about 10 minutes.
  4. Sift the flour, and mix in with a spoon, without whipping.
  5. Pour the dough in a round cake pan, previously greased with butter and lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, and let cool before unmolding.
  8. Serve the next day.
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Anne K. 27 May 2015
These cookies are light in texture and taste. I serve them when I want just a hint of sweetness with a citrusy finish. I serve these in baskets draped with white doilies on platters garnished with edible flowers. You could change them up in many ways but I think they are meant to be as they are, simple and unassuming.