Vanilla Sponge Cake

Vanilla Sponge Cake

An easy recipe for a simple, moist and delicious vanilla sponge cake.
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Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, vanilla

Ingredients

  • 125 gms Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 125 gms Butter
  • 125 gms Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Salt a small pinch

For the icing:

  • 25 gms Butter
  • 25 gms Icing Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla Essence

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Beat the butter and powdered sugar until frothy.
  • Break the eggs into the butter mixture and mix.
  • Add vanilla essence.
  • Sieve together the maida, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Gradually add the dry mix into the butter mixture and carefully fold it using a spatula.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured cake tin.
  • Smooth the surface and place it into a preheated oven at 180C for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow it to cool before de-moulding and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Icing:

  • Beat all icing ingredients until frothy and light.
  • Transfer it into a piping bag and keep ready for decoration.
  • Once the cake is cooled, decorate as desired.

Notes

  • To make chocolate flavour, add 2 tbsp for unsweetened cocoa powder to the dry mix. Sift it well to remove lumps.
  • For an orange or lemon flavouring, grate the peel of the fruit and add it to the batter. You can optionally use an orange or lemon essence as well.