Thursday, January 8, 2015

Estonian Egg-White Cake (Munavalgekook)

I stumbled upon this interestingly hard-to-pronounce Estonian cake - Munavalgekook - which is an egg-white cake.  Like the Angel Cake, it only uses egg whites.  Unlike the Angel Cake, it contains butter which makes this cake moist, spongy and soft with a hint of buttery taste.  

Recipe adapted from Nami-Nami


200g egg whites (about 6), room temperature
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
150g caster sugar
160g plain flour
10g rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g butter, melted and slightly cooled

  • Sift together plain flour, rice flour and baking powder.  Set aside.
  • Whisk egg whites until foamy.  Add in cream of tartar and whisk until soft peaks form. Gradually add in sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in sifted flours.
  • Finally add in melted butter and fold gently.
  • Pour batter into a buttered and floured bundt pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 45 mins or until cooked.
  • Leave the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 - 15 minutes before turning out onto the wire rack.  


  1. Hi Veronica,
    I love your first picture, look so lovely!
    The texture of this cake looks spongy! Does it give a slightly QQ bite?

    1. Hi Mui Mui, yes it is spongy but without the QQ bite.

  2. 蛋糕形状好好看。美丽。LIke

  3. Hi Veronica,
    This cake looks tender and i love your first picture too!

  4. Lovely cake. I love simple cakes as yours.

  5. ur unmoulding skills... solid.. mine always stick to the pan... kudos... really well done and u sure got my stomach rumbling.. i need to look for food now :S

  6. Yes!I have lots of egg whites in freezer. Shall try one day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very interesting name!! I still have plenty of egg whites in my freezer and I was just thinking what I should do with it. Maybe I can try out this cake. Thanks for sharing.

  8. It has turned out so soft and light! Beautiful!

  9. What a great recipe if you have an excess of egg whites (always happens at one time or another!) :)


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