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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 1999


Recipe Summary

12 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; calories from fat 31%; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 1.2g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 15.5g; cholesterol 79mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 66mg; calcium 10mg.