How to Make Your Delicous Sponge Cake

Written by Aisha Zakari

Zakari Aisha Saliu is a passionate cook who loves to travel and meet new people. Her exposure to places and people is her strength in learning new recipes. She is a diverse and passionate writer on topics related to personal development, humanity, relationships, entrepreneurial skills, and life in general.

May 29, 2022

Sponge cake (or yellow cake) is a soft, spongy, and delicious cake with a brownish outer surface and a whitish inner surface. This is made with lots of egg, sugar, and flour and I’ll be telling you how to make sponge cake recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of milk (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla essence

Tools Needed

  • Whisk
  • Spatula or paddling stick
  • Baking pan (desired shape)
  • Parchment paper

Procedures for Preparation of Sponge Cake

STEP 1: Crack your eggs and separate the yolks from the white in different bowls.

STEP 2: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F.

STEP 3: In your bowl of yolks, give this a whisk and add milk, oil, and vanilla essence.

STEP 4: Gradually sift the flour into the bowl and give this a stir. Mix till well incorporated and set this aside.

STEP 5: In the bowl of whites, using a hand mixer, beat for 20minutes from medium to high till it begins to foam.

STEP 6: Add in sugar and continue beating till stiff peaks. Here, you see the egg whites looking thick, creamy, and white.

STEP 7: Now add this to the bowl of yolks. Fold it in and mix.

STEP 8: Get your clean baking pan. It’s time to bake this sponge cake recipe.

STEP 9: Grease the pan with butter and add parchment paper on the sides and bottom of the pan. You may also dust with flour after greasing.

STEP 10: Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Do not full to the brim to avoid pouring whilst baking.

STEP 11: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the pan. Do not open the oven while baking.

STEP 12: Remove from the oven using a hand glove or mittens.

STEP 13: Allow it cool for 5-10 minutes or place it on a rack for easy air ventilation.

STEP 14: Enjoy!

Recipes that Best Goes with It

Sponge cake goes with ice cream, milkshakes, and of course soft drinks like Coca-Cola, etc.

How to Serve Sponge Cakes

Sponge cake should be served to friends, loved ones, and family immediately as it cools off. You can also enjoy sponge cakes with these 3 different ways of making chocolate sauce.

Occasion to Serve Sponge Cakes Best

This delicious sponge cake recipe can be served any day, anytime, and anywhere. It could serve as a lunch box for kids, birthday parties, or after-party snacks.

Nutritional Value of Sponge Cakes

This snack is packed with benefits such as low calories when eaten, a good source of energy, and of course, the unique flavors in your kitchen.

How to Store Sponge Cake?

Store in the freezer for 2-3 days. I suggest you wrap before storing and also, consume within a day. Enjoy!

FAQs

Can I use butter or margarine for my sponge cake?

With margarine, you get a softer and fluffy texture in cakes than using butter. Butter has great taste and smell but it makes cake dense and dried out the moisture. Margarine should be your go-to when making this sponge cake.

What is the difference between regular cake and sponge cake?

A very good difference between regular cake and sponge cake is that the latter is made with lots of eggs while the former contains baking powder or baking soda.

What is the difference between butter cake and sponge cake?

Butter cake relies on butter or margarine and some leavening agents such as baking powder and baking soda whereas Sponge cake relies on the beaten eggs and air that gets into it.

What are the four types of sponge cakes?

These are Swissroll sponge, Devil’s food cake, Forrest sponge cake, Angel Food Cake, and many other types of sponge cakes.

What is the secret to sponge cake?

The secret to sponge cake is in its texture, the eggs, and the absence of leavening agents like baking soda and baking powder. In sponge cake, the leavening agents are in the eggs and the air is gotten from beating them using the mixer. Sponge cakes are soft, light, fluffy, and airy and this is a result of beating egg whites.

Conclusion

Are you in the kitchen already? Whisk up this recipe and tell us how you did making this soft, fluffy, spongy, and delicious sponge cake recipe. Be sure to let us know when you do in the comment section.

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