•The secret to making a perfect sponge cake is beating your eggs for longer, to fluff them up with air.
•Vanilla sponge cake is one of the easiest cakes to prepare.
Vanilla sponge cake is one of the easiest cakes to prepare.
The secret to making a perfect sponge cake is beating your eggs for longer, to fluff them up with air.
- ½ cup unsalted butter or margarine.
- 1 cup fine
- 2 eggs
- all-purpose plain flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup whole milk (for a less dense cake - use ⅔ cup milk)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 180°C then proceed to prepare the batter.
Butter and line the base of an 8inch/20cm round deep cake pan then dust with flour to ensure the cake does not stick.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt then place all ingredients into the bowl and mix.
Mix until your cake batter lightens in color and is thick and creamy.
Scrape the batter into your prepared baking pan.
Bake your batter for 35-45 minutes, until when a toothpick is inserted it comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack. Flip so that it is the right way up and allow to cool.
Dust with desiccated coconut or powdered sugar as desired.