Human Nutrition


Our Spongolit® Aerating System Product Range

Our Spongolit® products are aerating systems that enhance the volume and texture of baked goods such as cakes. With more than 150 years experience in the human nutrition industry we have developed a premium portfolio of aerating systems.

Consumers prefer cakes with appealing look, fluffy and soft crumb structure, excellent texture, optimal moistness, delicious taste and long shelf-life.

Spongolit® is a universally applicable range of easy-to-use aerating systems that help formulators of instant cake mixes and industrial bakeries meet the requirements of a high-quality cake product.

What makes BASF's Spongolit® unique?

Spongolit® areating systems offer the following advantages:

  • High cake volume
  • Excellent texture
  • Appetizing mouthfeel
  • Ease of handling
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Exceptional storage stability
  • Extensive shelf life for ready-mixes
  • Consistent high quality

Spongolit® - The Ideal Aerating Emulsifier for Cakes

  • We are one of the leading suppliers of food performance ingredients with more than 150 years of experience
  • With Spongolit®, we have developed a broad portfolio of premium aerating systems based on global trends and regional specifications
  • Our portfolio includes also products that meet vegetarian, kosher, halal, gluten free, clean lable and RSPO requirements
  • In our Application Labs, we support customers and partners with technical application services, product development and tailored training
Our diverse Spongolit® portfolio offers a wide variety of solutions

Spongolit® 283 is a highly flexible and universally applicable product providing elastic and uniform crumb structures.Your best options for sponge cakes are Spongolit® 455 or the soy protein-based variant Spongolit® 450 and its kosher version Spongolit® 400 CK, achieving the highest cake volumes and fine and fluffy crumb structures.

Cakes containing fat, such as muffins or pound cakes, will become even more delicious after applying Spongolit® 542 for a soft and elastic texture with a uniform and fine crumb structure. It is also well-suited to delicious sponge cakes and contributes to a lean portfolio due to its universal properties.

Spongolit® 550 creates a soft and tenderly melting crumb structure assuring excellent emulsification properties, especially for rich cakes. It shows a highly tolerant whipping profile for flexible production processes.

Spongolit® Pure 10 guarantees excellent aeration performance, outstanding stability and volume in sponge cake and swiss rolls, fully satisfying customer demands for clean label solutions.

BASF has extensive experience in developing innovative products, formulations and technical applications for the food market. We utilize our expertise to bring you a number of Spongolit® varieties to accommodate various applications and requirements.

As part of BASF, we have a 150-year tradition of innovation, which, together with our advanced knowledge and expertise in human nutrition, assures our customers consistently high quality food ingredients. Our experts support our customers from consultation to implementation, allowing quick reactions to changes in the market. Our Application Labs around the world combine global expert knowledge with a deep understanding of local needs, preferences and habits. We support our customers and partners with technical application service as well as development and tailor-made training.


The Spongolit® range is well-suited to all kinds of cakes, including those containing fat. It is also the ideal ingredient for a wide range of batter preparation applications, including cake mixes for home use, small bakeries, and large-scale cake manufacturing.

Disclaimer: The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislations are observed.

Discover our Product Range

Product Product Details
Spongolit® 283 Information & Certificates
Spongolit® 400 CK Information & Certificates
Spongolit® 450 Information & Certificates
Spongolit® 455 Information & Certificates
Spongolit® 460 Information & Certificates
Spongolit® 542 Information & Certificates
Spongolit® Pure 10 Information & Certificates

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