Hi friends, welcome back to my blog. Today I am sharing the most easiest and the simplest sponge cake recipe that you would have ever tried. This Vanilla sponge cake comes out soft and delicious and my family simply loved it. This is one of  the best egg based sponge cakes that I have ever baked at home. And this Sponge cake does not need butter and uses just 7 ingredients. 

Yes friends, you read it right! This recipe uses only 7 ingredients that are easily available in most of our kitchens. If you were looking for a recipe of How to make a simple and delicious Vanilla Sponge cake at home then you have come to the right place.

This is an oil based cake recipe and the batter gets ready in very little time. You can serve this sponge cake as a Tea cake with tea or coffee in the evenings or frost it with butter cream, chocolate or whipped cream or any other frosting of your choice.

Also you can increase the proportion of ingredients to make a layer cake as well. Since this is a basic sponge cake recipe, you can also add tutti fruiti, dry fruits, nuts or chocolate chips in the batter for added taste.

I have used normal granulated sugar in the recipe. But you can also powder the sugar in a mixer and add to the eggs. The vanilla essence that I have used is colorless so I got a beautiful white color sponge cake. Even if you use normal brown color vanilla essence the cake will come out lovely and delicious. Always remember that the eggs have to be at room temperature before you start mixing.

Note: I have used a 180 ml measuring cup/ normal tea cup for measuring the ingredients.

So, let's move on to the recipe of making Soft and Spongy Vanilla Tea cake at home.

Ingredients required for making Best, Soft and spongy Vanilla Sponge cake

1 and 3/4 cup All purpose flour/ Maida
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 and 1/2 cups sugar 
1/2 cup oil (I have used sunflower oil)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Beat eggs in a bowl with an egg beater or electric beater. 
  • Add sugar and continue beating for a couple of minutes or so, till the sugar dissolves and the mix changes color to pale yellow.
  • Add oil, vanilla essence and milk and beat well.
  • Seive All purpose flour and baking powder twice in a bowl and keep ready. 
  • Preheat oven at 170 degee C for 10 minutes. Grease a large square baking pan (or 2 small pans) with oil and line with butter paper and keep ready.
  • Add the dry ingredients little by little to the wet ingredients.
  • Gently mix or fold with a whisk or spatula to make a smooth and lump free batter. (Do not beat with a beater.)
  • Pour the cake mix into the greased and butter paper lined baking pan and bake at 170 degree C with upper and lower rods On for 20 to 25 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down completely, run a knife around the edges and invert on a plate.
  • Frost it with any frosting of your choice or just cut and serve as a tea cake.
  • You can store the cake in an air tight container. This cake stays fresh for 2 to 3 days.
  • You can also use this sponge cake to make Fruit Trifle.

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  1. Ur all cakes are awesome n too fluffy. Please help me out... How to make sponge cake with cake gel (improver)

    1. Thank you so much Priyanka... I have not tried making with cake gel, will update my blog once I try it... :)


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