Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 2 8" cakes or 24 standard cup cakes
A basic vanilla sponge cake that is a must to excel to prepare any kind of cakes
  • 2 cups White Flour or Plain Flour or all Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Eggs at room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Here are my standard measuring cups for your reference
  • Measuring cups
  • Also you need a electric beater to mix the ingredients.
  1. Start by sifting the flour and baking powder and salt, Mix and keep them aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl crack the eggs and start beating with the electric beater.Am not sure whether you can do this by hand but it requires lot of effort and energy.Beat the eggs until fluffy and foamy, add the granulated sugar slowly. Keep beating the mixture until a ribbon stage* is achieved.This could mean you can make a ribbon or a figure 8 with the batter by using spatula or the beater blades sorry for not taking the picture.
  3. Take the milk and butter into a bowl and slightly heat in microwave until they both are combined.It shouldn't be boiling but should be warm. You could do this on stove top as well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg and sugar mixture slowly all at once and start beating SLOWLY.Else you may end up cleaning all your walls with the flour and batter.Slowly the dry ingredients gets mixed with the egg and sugar mixture completely.
  5. Take some(say a cup) of batter and mix with the milk/butter mixture and gently mix with a spatula to form a batter again. We will add this liason to the main batter,the technique here is not to dump the liquid ingredients straight into main batter causing deflate of the delicate foam we developed.
  6. Add vanilla extract and mix it all together using a spatula or a whisk(I even beat the batter on speed 1 again) until everything gets mixed evenly.
  7. Pour this batter into your lined/buttered cake pan.Make the batter settle down properly.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to its maximum temperature for 15 min at-least.Bake the cake at 375 F or 180 degrees C for at least 25 minutes* until it is done.You might want to keep checking after 25 min depending on the type of oven you are using.
  9. When the cake is done* don't try to remove it immediately. Allow the cake to cool down completely and remove it.
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