What Is Ovalette?

What Is Ovalette?

Dear Friends,

Every now and then, I get asked by readers, “What is Ovalette?” This is Ovalette, also known as Sponge Cake Stabiliser.

It is commonly used in sponge cakes because it helps keep the batter airy. Just a small dollop will do the trick. The result is a very light and cottony soft cake. I have only used Ovalette twice so far (seehere and here).

If you are wondering what it is made of, these are the ingredients on the label: Monoglyceride, Polyglycerol, Polysorbate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Tartrazine and Water. In summary, it’s an emulsifier 🙂

It appears to me that only people in Asia know what Ovalette is. So, if you have friends or relatives visiting Asia, you might want to ask them to help you get a tub of this, just for fun 😉 It’s always sold in clear, tacky plastic containers and can be purchased very cheaply (about S$3 to 4 a tub).


Hope this helps! 🙂

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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