Basic Sponge Cake Recipe - This cake with eggs forms the basis for many a dessert.

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Butter, Eggs

Cuisine : Continental

Course : Desserts

Basic Sponge Cake

Basic Sponge Cake Recipe - How to make Basic Sponge Cake


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :


  • Butter 50 grams

  • Eggs 4

  • Sugar 1/2 cup + tablespoons

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350 ºF/Gas Mark 4. Line and grease an eight-inch round cake tin. Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.

Step 2

Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence till light and creamy.

Step 3

Gradually fold in the flour, stirring with a light hand only in one direction. Stir in the melted butter. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for twenty-five to thirty minutes, till well risen and golden brown on top. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

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