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Sponge Cake - Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

Easy vanilla sponge cake recipe that is fluffy, light and delicious. This post include basic and victoria sponge cake recipe. Let me show you how to make the best sponge cake recipe ever.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: best sponge cake recipe, sponge cake, vanilla sponge cake, vanilla sponge cake recipe, victoria sponge cake
Servings: 1
Author: K's Cuisine


  • Oven
  • Cake pans


2 (8 inch cake pan)

  • 300 g Butter
  • 300 g Sugar Granulated or Caster
  • 300 g Eggs (5-6 eggs depending on size)
  • 300 g Self raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Jam for victoria sponge cake

For 1 Loaf tin, use 150g of all ingredients listed above except vanilla extract and baking powder. Use a teaspoon of vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon baking powder.


    • Prepare cake pan by rubbing butter in and line with baking paper/parchment paper. Set pan aside.
    • Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl then use hand or stand mixer to mix till batter is light and fluffy.
    • Break eggs in a seperate bowl
      (I do this so if there are any bad eggs in the batch, it wouldn't ruin the cake batter).
    • Add milk and vanilla flavouring to the eggs and whisk before adding the whisked eggs in the butter and sugar mixture.
    • Mix with the mixer for few minutes then add flour in the batter and mix with spatula. Fold in till well incorporated.
    • Pour cake batter in lined cake pans and place in pre heated oven. Bake at temperature of 170C for 45 minutes or till cake tester when inserted comes out clean.
    • Turn cake onto cooling rack and leave to cool.



    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.
    Don’t overmix the cake batter. When you add flour, mix with spatula and then low power setting on the mixer to mix for a minute. Overmixing result in dense cake.
    It doesn't have to be vanilla, you can add any type of flavouring like orange, lemon, nutmeg and any other flavouring of choice.