"Pão de Ló" from Ovar

"Pão de Ló" from Ovar

The sponge cake also referred to as spongy cake was created by the Genoese cook Glovan Battista Cabona. In its original recipe was fortifier with eggs, sugar, flour and without yeast or syrup.

In Italy, the sweet called Pan di Spagna, in honor of King Ferdinand VI of Spain. In Portugal, there are modified versions of sponge cake recipe that became symbols of these regions, as Alfeizerão, the Ovar, the Margaride and the Arouca.