Sponge Cake

The Victoria sponge cake is a classic British cake named after Queen Victoria. This cake is one of or even the easiest cake to make. It is light, fluffy and delicious.

If you’ve never baked a cake this is where to start. You can’t get this cake wrong if you follow instructions😊

INGREDIENTS (small size cake- loaf tin)

100g self raising flour

100g butter (softened)

100g  caster sugar

2 eggs

Few drops vanilla extract (optional)

DIRECTIONS

This is for a small size cake. If you are making a bigger cake just increase the ingredients. The basic recipe is weight of eggs to be same as weight of butter, flour and sugar😊

In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and beat with electric mixer till it’s fluffy and turns pale.

K’s Cuisine tip: Don’t have caster sugar? Don’t sweat it just put granulated sugar in a blender or food processor and blend to get your castor sugar.

Don’t have self raising flour? Substitute with plain flour mixed with baking powder. Ratio is one teaspoon of baking powder to 110g plain flour to give you self raising flour.

Castor sugar

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Break the eggs into a bowl, add vanilla extract and beat the mixture lightly.

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Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture very slowly while still mixing with electric mixer. This is to prevent the mixture from curdling.

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Add the flour to the mixture by folding it in with a big spoon. Do not over mix the batter or you will have a dense cake.

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Grease a baking pan and layer with baking sheet. Pour batter into lined baking pan and bake in pre heated oven for 30minutes or till cake is done.

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K’s Cuisine tip: To check if cake is done, dip a toothpick or skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean then the cake is ready. If it comes out wet then bake some more.

When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 20minutes then remove from baking pan onto a rack

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Sponge cake

Strawberry jam sandwich Sponge cake topped with whipped cream
Strawberry jam sandwich Sponge cake topped with whipped cream

Sponge cake

There you have your fluffy sponge cake.

14 thoughts on “Sponge Cake

  1. This really looks soft and fluffy. Good job. Did you use a regular gad oven or an electric oven with the top and bottom burners?

  2. Hello, thanks for this recipe. Pls must d butter and sugar b mixed with electric mixer? Can’t a food processor be used for dt. Thank you

    1. Hello Tee, you’re welcome. Yes u can use food processor. The geared whisk or mixing tool should do the job. U can also do the creaming manually.

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