Depending on what you're making, génoise is baked in either a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan or a 9-inch springform pan. For the Sherried Banana-Strawberry Trifle and Triple-Lemon Génoise with Buttercream and Raspberries, you can make it in 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; bake for 13 minutes.
1 tablespoon cake flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup unsifted cake flour (about 3 3/4 ounces)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan or a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; line with wax paper. Coat paper with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.
Cook butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned (about 4 minutes). Pour into a small bowl; cool and set aside.
Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a sifter. Sift the flour and salt once; set aside.
Beat sugar, vanilla, and eggs at high speed of a mixer until ribbons fall from beaters (about 10 to 15 minutes or until the egg mixture holds its shape). Lightly spoon one-third of flour mixture onto egg mixture; quickly fold. Repeat procedure twice with remaining flour mixture.
Stir about 1 cup batter into cooled browned butter. Gently fold butter mixture into remaining batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake in jelly-roll pan at 375° for 12 minutes or in springform pan for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean or the cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Loosen from sides of pan; turn out onto a wire rack. Carefully peel off wax paper. Cool completely.