Basic sponge cake

Sponge cakes are the multi purpose cakes. They for the base for any frosted cake, puddings, desserts or can be eaten just like that.

I am sharing a simple yet fool proof recipe for a vanilla sponge cake.

This sponge cake formed the base for my pineapple cream cake in the picture. A must keep recipe for all.


  • Maida or all purpose flour – 1 cup plus 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Condensed milk – 200gms
  • Powdered sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 50 gms softened at room temp
  • Oil – 2.5 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Drinking soda water – 1/2 cup


  1. Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda and sieve the mixture thrice to get a nice sponge.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk butter and sugar till light .
  3. Then mix in condensed milk and oil and whisk everything well.
  4. Add the dry mix little by little and add drinking soda water, vanilla essence and whisk everything together to get a lump free batter.
  5. Preheat oven at 180*c for 10 mins.
  6. Pour the batter in a prepared 6″ round pan and bake for 30 mins at 180*c .
  7. After 30 mins check by inserting the skewer. If it comes clean it’s done.
  8. Leave to cool in pan for 10 mins and then de mould and cool on a cooling rack for atleast an hour.
  9. This gives half kg sponge cake and with frosting it can be made into a 1 kg cake.
  10. Frost this cake atleast after 3-4 hours of cooling .

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