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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sponge Cake

Sponge cake is the basic  vanilla cake baked using minimum ingredients. This cake will be very soft and literally melts in our mouth. The vanilla essence gives a nice flavour to the cake. The very first sponge cake I baked was 10 years ago in Idli vessel. Nostalgic memories return back everytime when I bake this cake.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :               25 mins
Ready in :                  35 mins
Yields:                        16 pieces.

All purpose flour
Baking powder
1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter
113 gms
Granulated sugar         
3/4 cup
Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp
1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease the pan with butter and add one tbsp of All purpose flour and tap it gently on all 4 sides of the pan.
  • Separate egg yolk and white. Add Vanilla essence to egg white.

  • Bring the unsalted butter to room temperature. 

  • Add egg yolk followed by sugar to the butter. Whisk it in hand for 2-3 mins till egg yolk and sugar blend with butter

  • Add the above batter to the egg white and vanilla essence . 

  • Lastly add All purpose flour and baking powder. Mix everything well.

  • Pour the batter into the pan.Bake in preheated oven for 25 mins or until a tooth pick inserted into the centre of cake come out clean.Remove from oven and allow it to cool completely.Cut it into desired shapes.


  • Use exact measurements.
  • At each step mix the ingredients well using the whisk.

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