Sponge Cake

This is just a basic sponge cake recipe. Its the same one I used for making many cakes such as this Cinnamon Cake this Strawberry Cake.

The flavor of this cake can be changed by omitting the vanilla extract and adding the flavor of choice. The flavor might be cinnamon, lemon, orange, of even almond extract.

If you want to make it into a chocolate sponge cake then reduce the flour to one cup and add 1/4 cup of cocoa.

This is my first step by step photographed recipe. Let me know what you think.

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon,  baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ts vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Prepare a 2 9-inch cake pan by placing a parchment paper at the bottom. Now in a small mixing bowl, mix the flour and the baking powder.

Sponge Cake - Eggs, Sugar, and Vanilla in a Mixing Bowl

In a stand up mixer with the whisk attachment, add the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract.

Sponge Cake - Eggs After Mixing and Doubled in Size

Whisk the eggs and sugar until they become white in color and double in size. Like the above photo.

Remove the bowl from the mixer. All the mixing now will be done by hand so that the egg mixture size doesn’t reduce.

Sponge Cake - Gently Mixing in the Flour
Sponge Cake – Gently Mixing in the Flour

Add a little amount of flour, around 2 to 3 tablespoon. Then mix it into the egg mixture in a round and across motion. Meaning; one time go in a circle around the bowl and one time across the bowl. Do this gently.

Keep in mind that we don’t want the egg mixture size to reduce a lot.

Repeat by adding flour, a little at a time, until all the flour is mixed in.

Sponge Cake - Pouring into Prepared Cake Pan

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 mins or until the tester inserted comes out clean.

Decorate it in any way you like.

Try it in these cakes:

Cinnamon Cake

Strawberry Cake

Happy baking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

11 thoughts on “Sponge Cake

  1. I like the way you added the pictures – it makes the recipe much clearer!

    I’ll definitely try it – but can we make this cake in a microwave?

    1. honestly i never tried to make any cake in a microwave .. In the oven u can handle the temprature better and i beleive its the best choice for baking

  2. Love the photos, you sure make it look easy. I’d like to invite you to take some time to drop by at Foodista and share this delicious recipe with us. We have launched an online food and cooking encyclopedia ala wikipedia. Add a recipe and you can win a $100 gift card to Sur la table. Don’t forget to register first so we know who to thank the recipe for. Thanks! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you … it accually is an easy recipe … will make sure to visit and share it on your site … but the recipe itsnt complete without the frosting .. which is to be posted today … thanx again … and happy new year to you too 🙂

  3. hi im really struggling to find a 14inch sponge recipe for my son’s 1st birthday, i don’t surpose you know do you? Thanks

    1. Hay Joanne … I actually tried this recipe with a 13 inch pan and it turned out perfect … surprisingly it was just perfect to be cut into a two layer cake .. and it wasnt thin at all … so i think a 14 inch pan would be good with it too .. but my recommendation is always try it once be4 the birthday .. i always do that with any new recipe i try … i hope this helps .. by the way this blog has been shifted to http://www.lailablogs.com/ … so if you would like to follow up with my recipes .. make sure to check it out … stay in touch … and let me know how your son’s cake turns out 🙂

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