How to Make Basic Sponge Cake

Delicious to taste, the basic sponge cake has a squashy texture that makes it dense enough to support layered cake desserts, fruit glazes or frostings. Unlike many other cakes, a sponge cake does not get its raise from any ingredient like baking powder etc.  It is actually the air that has been whipped into the separated eggs that make your sponge cake so puffy and light. Therefore, it is really important for you to be patient while whipping the albumen (egg-white) and yolk (egg-yellow). Rushing through the egg beating process may lead to a cake that is flat with heavy grains. The key to a delicious and puffy sponge cake lies in keeping a light hand during the making of this delicious cake, and to work as quickly as you can.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Serving size: 06
Utensils needed: baking pan, serving plate, whisk, knife, oven, mixing bowl, and spoon


- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups Icing Sugar
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 egg whites (albumen)
- A pinch salt
- Few drops Vanilla


  • 1

    First of all take a large mixing bowl and shift the flour and baking powder in it. Dust the mixture with a pinch of salt and set the bowl aside until you prepare the other ingredients.

  • 2

    Break four eggs one by one and separate their white portion. Now, take a medium whisk and beat the egg white until foamy with peaks.

  • 3

    Stir in a few drops of vanilla essence and mix until both of the ingredients incorporate into each other smoothly.

  • 4

    Move your butter bowl to room temperature and cut it into medium slabs. Now, blend it with a whisk until super soft and smooth. Stir in the icing sugar and continue mixing until the butter turns soft.

  • 5

    Add in half of the whisked egg whites and whisk the ingredients gently.

    Note: Make sure not to rush while mixing the ingredients.

  • 6

    Add the previously shifted flour and smoothly fold it into one direction.

  • 7

    Now, lightly fold in the remaining egg whites and add in the rest of the flour.

  • 8

    Softly fold up all ingredients together in order to give it a batter shape.

  • 9

    Now, pre-heat your oven at 185 degree Centigrade.

  • 10

    Meanwhile, grab a baking pan of your desired shape and grease it with some butter. Top the butter with some flour and pour in the batter.

  • 11

    Place it in the pre-heated oven and bake it at 185 Degree Centigrade / 365 degrees foreign height. Bake it for around 30 minutes until your cake springs when a toothpick is gently inserted in the center.

  • 12

    Remove the baking pan at the end of 30 minutes and set it aside until cool well to handle.

  • 13

    Invert the sponge cake and place it on a large serving plate.

    Note: Be very careful while inverting the sponge cake into the plate as it can break into pieces, spoiling your overall effort.

  • 14

    Cut it into equal medium slices with a sharp knife. Serve your sponge cake warm and enjoy!

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