Vanilla Sponge Cake
An easy recipe for a simple, moist and delicious vanilla sponge cake.
Ingredients for Vanilla Sponge Cake
- 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
How to make Vanilla Sponge Cake
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.
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.
- 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.