In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Kaye Worthington. It is from an Australian magazine called The Australian Womens Weekly. When making them, you must remember that Australians use metric measurements e.g. 1 cup = 250 ml, etc. Also, with sponge cakes, eggs should be at room temperature, not straight from the fridge.
½ cup castor sugar
1 cup corn flour
Lightly grease a deep 23 cm round cake pan. Beat eggs in a bowl with electric mixer for about 7 minutes or until thick and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Sift corn flour three times, then sift corn flour over egg mixture. Gently fold flour into egg mixture. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan, bake in moderate oven (180c) for about 40 minutes or until cooked when tested.
Turn sponge onto a wire rack to cool. Split cold cake in half, spread halves with cream, jam, or icing. I prefer to spread raspberry jam on the bottom half and then either spread icing or cream and top with strawberries on the top half.