How to make Basic Sponge Cake -

You can make a number of desserts with this sponge cake.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : British

Course : Desserts

Basic Sponge Cake

Basic Sponge Cake Recipe Card


British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Basic Sponge Cake Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 225 grams

  • Butter 250 grams

  • Eggs 4

  • Vanilla essence a few drops

  • Sugar 250 grams

  • Milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Preheat an oven at 180˚C. Grease an aluminium cake tin with little butter and dust with little flour.

Step 2

Break eggs in a bowl and add vanilla essence. Beat well with an electric beater for 8-10 minutes or till ribbon stage.

Step 3

Cream together the butter and sugar in another bowl, till fluffy with an electric beater at low speed for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Sieve flour into creamed mixture, add half the beaten eggs and mix well by cut and fold method. Add remaining eggs and mix well.

Step 5

Add milk and mix well. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and keep in the preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and let the cake stand for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Demould and cut into wedges or slices. Serve.

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