There is nothing more satisfying than binge-eating a fluffy vanilla sponge cake. Many people look for a simple sponge cake recipe. Baking a spongy vanilla cake never goes out of trend. You can jazz up a sponge cake with any flavour like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and pineapple. The fluffy sponge cake recipe is pretty easy, however, for beginners, it could be a troublesome task. If you are also trying your hands at baking a sponge cake, here is the complete guide. Just follow this step by step cake sponge recipe and make your loved ones delight with your baking skills.
Ingredients to be used
Servings – 4
Preparation time – 50 minutes
All-purpose flour -125 gm
Two eggs with room temperature
Powdered sugar – 125 gm
Vanilla essence – ⅓ teaspoon
Pinch of salt
One-fourth teaspoon of baking soda
Half teaspoon baking powder
Unsalted butter for frosting – 125gm
Icing sugar for frosting – 25gm
Steps to bake a vanilla sponge cake
Leave the oven to preheat at the temperature of 180 degrees Celsius.
Now take a cake tin and cover it up with the butter with the help of a brush. Make sure to grease the tin accurately with butter.
Take a large bowl and beat the powdered sugar along with butter until the consistency becomes frothy.
In step two, blend the ingredients. Take a bowl and empty the all-purpose flour and baking powder, salt, baking soda and powdered sugar.
In another glass bowl, beat the butter to get a fluffy consistency.
Now add two eggs into the mixture and blend it again.
In the next step, you need to put the flour mixture into the butter mixture gradually.
Beat the mixture gently until you get a smooth and creamy batter.
Now add vanilla essence into the batter and keep it beating for 2-3 minutes more.
Gradually pour the beaten batter into the greased tin and put it in the preheated oven.
Let the batter rest for approximately 45 minutes.
Check if the top of the batter turns brown.
You can also do a toothpick test to make sure if the sponge cake is fully baked.
In the meantime, when the cake is baking, you can prepare the cake frosting. You will need a piping bag for that.
Beat icing sugar, vanilla essence and butter. Beat the mixture to get a creamy consistency.
Pour this frosting into a decorating piping bag.
Let the cake cool down for 15 minutes and take it out on a tray.
Now, you can decorate the sponge cake with vanilla frosting. Your yummy and fluffy sponge cake is ready to be served.
Tips for garnishing
You can sprinkle chopped cherries or dry fruits over the cake frosting to make it more flavoursome.
Do not rush with cake frosting; wait for a good 15-20 minutes to let the cake cool down appropriately as warm cake can melt up the frosting.
So, now with this easy vanilla sponge cake recipe, you can bake a scrumptious and fluffy sponge cake. Make this delicious sponge cake at home and make your family delighted. Try this now!