Look at this SPONGE CAKE!

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Chef Ben Churchill is a self-proclaimed FOOD ILLUSIONIST and what an amazing illusion he’s concocted… this SPONGE CAKE! It’s a cake that looks like a yellow and green kitchen scrub sponge! Just LOOK at it!

He writes:

One of my most controversial food illusions, this dessert is made up of an olive oil sponge, topped with mint crumb, served with baked apple puree to imitate washing liquid and a frothed milk foam for the bubbles. Challenging the perception of what is delicious, this dish definitely divides people! Could you stomach it??

If you want to learn how to make it, he tells you how in his book, Food Illusions vol. 1.

Don’t forget to follow his awesome Instagram!

The edible washing up sponge on the pass #onthepass

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  • Helen Gircko

    Bravo! A literal understanding of words always causes delight (the children know about it). But after this dessert it will be a bit strange to use a real sponge for the intended purpose. Thank you, Pee-wee!

  • It does look very good.. love these vivid colors utilized within this culinary art.. beautifully created! Have a great day Paul!
    🧡💜💙♥️💚❤️💛

  • MilliganX

    Mmmmm, does not come to mind when I look at this. Interesting though. Have you tried it Paul? And if so, what did you think?