Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

A light and fluffy vanilla sponge cake perfect for any occasion. This classic recipe is simple to follow and results in a delightful, airy cake that can be enjoyed on its own or layered with your favorite fillings and frosting.


  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  1. Beat Eggs and Sugar:
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer on high speed until the mixture is thick, pale, and doubles in volume (about 5-7 minutes).
  1. Sift Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Gently fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture in three additions, being careful not to deflate the batter.
  1. Prepare Milk and Butter:
  • In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter over medium heat until the butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Incorporate Milk Mixture:
  • Gradually add the hot milk mixture to the batter, folding gently until fully combined.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  1. Cool:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Serve:
  • Once the cake is completely cool, it can be frosted, filled, or enjoyed plain.

Enjoy your delicious and airy vanilla sponge cake!

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