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Simple Sponge Cake

This is a very simple Sponge cake recipe and you probably have all the ingredients already in
your pantry. I usually use this for making other fruit cakes like the Mango Cake that I posted earlier.

For a simple coffee or tea time cake, just slice it in the middle and spread  jam in between the layers and if you like, add some whipped cream as they did in the early years like Queen Victoria liked them, hence, the name Victoria Sandwich or Victoria Sponge.sponge cake

Simple Sponge Cake
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Serves: 8
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Line and prepare an 8 inch pan and preheat oven to 400°F or 200°C.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time while continuously mixing for about 2 minutes more. Add milk and flour alternately starting with milk. Add vanilla and beat until batter is smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Remove from oven and let cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before completely removing from pan to a cooling rack.


I originally found got the recipe from below source, but I have made some modifications.

Recipe Source: adapted from


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  1. I just made it today, it smells really yummy, so buttery! I opted to follow this recipe because of its simplicity and seriously, so easy to follow. But it came out flat… i guess your modification from the original recipe omitted the baking powder. It was part of your ingredients list, but i think you forgot to include it in the procedure… ???? And me, so excited how this would come out, didnt notice there’s no baking powder in the procedure…

    1. Yikes! I am sure it was included before since I followed this same recipe several times in the past. It must have been omitted by mistake when I did an edit. So sorry about your cake, Louise, and thanks for bringing it to my attention so I was able to correct it! ????

    1. Hi Tessy, butter or other fats usually makes cake moist and of course tasty. And for sponge cake, it is important to cream the butter and sugar until it is fluffy before adding other ingredients or it will not be so spongy. I guess you can forget about making sponge cake from this batter but you can add some vegetable oil and make pancakes from it 🙂

  2. Gosh I am behind the times! Very btelaed congratulations Huma!!!These are beautiful! I made an un-iced four tier sponge wedding cake with jam and buttercream dressed with fresh flowers for a friend’s country garden wedding and with good doweling it was structurally sound enough to be displayed outside in some pretty strong winds! I love decorating cakes but I have to say their is something so very pretty about the simplicity of a sponge cake without icing.Good luck with all the preparations!!!Megxx

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