Basic Sponge Cake

You can make a number of desserts with this sponge cake. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Basic Sponge Cake

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Main Ingredients Refined flour (maida), Butter
Cuisine British
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 1-1.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Basic Sponge Cake

  • 225 grams Refined flour (maida)
  • 250 grams Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • a few drops Vanilla essence
  • 250 grams Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk


  1. Preheat an oven at 180˚C. Grease an aluminium cake tin with little butter and dust with little flour.
  2. Break eggs in a bowl and add vanilla essence. Beat well with an electric beater for 8-10 minutes or till ribbon stage.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in another bowl, till fluffy with an electric beater at low speed for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sieve flour into creamed mixture, add half the beaten eggs and mix well by cut and fold method. Add remaining eggs and mix well.
  5. Add milk and mix well. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and keep in the preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and let the cake stand for 15 minutes.
  6. Demould and cut into wedges or slices. Serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3993
Carbohydrates 409.2
Protein 56.3
Fat 236.5
Other Fiber Niacin- 5.7mg