Biscuit cake

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Biscuit cake

Sand cake is made from sand mass , a mass of fat, whole egg , sugar , flour , cornstarch (powder) and flavorings. It is a fine-pored and relatively dry sponge cake . According to the guiding principles for fine baked goods from the German food book , in addition to grain products (flour), starch and sugar, the initial mixture of sand mass should contain at least 20 percent butter (or margarine ) and 20 percent whole egg (to produce a drive ) or equivalent amounts of alternative Products to be included.

A distinction is made between heavy and light sand cakes, which are made as follows:

Heavy masses of sand
These have a high proportion of fat and sugar and are manufactured using conventional methods. First, sugar and fat are stirred together until frothy and then whole egg and flour are added alternately. Typical products are marble cake , nut cake, English cake, Danube wave and Baumkuchen .
Light masses of sand
With a lower fat and sugar content, butter and sugar are whipped first. Then whole egg, flour and other ingredients are added. Spice cakes, cherry cakes , muffins and donuts are made from light masses of sand .
Single boiler compound (also all-in method)
This process has proven itself for efficient production. This is the fastest production method. But blowing in air is not enough here - the addition of baking soda is necessary for loosening.

In Switzerland, sand cakes baked in an oblong shape are known as cakes .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Josef Loderbauer: The confectioner's book in learning fields . Verlag Handwerk und Technik, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-582-40203-5 .
  2. IREKS-ABC online  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  3. Guidelines for Fine Baked Goods Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, February 4, 2010, p. 5f
  4. Cake , Duden online, accessed on October 25, 2017.