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Basic Sponge Cake  Recipe

This cake with eggs forms the basis for many a dessert.

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings :

Basic Sponge Cake

Main Ingredients

Butter, Eggs





Level Of Cooking


  • Butter
    50 grams
  • Eggs
  • 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.

Chef Tip

Makes one (400 g) 8-inch cake

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