Basic Sponge Cake


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Oh, can’t imagine life without a basic sponge! Indeed, whether you want to make a simple cake, or an elaborate one for a special occasion, its success depends entirely on the Basic Sponge Cake.


Here is a basic sponge recipe, which uses eggs. Its softness, and the rich flavour of vanilla are very enjoyable, and you will find this sponge suitable for plenty of marvelous creations. You can try these out - Tiramisu , Cassata , Cardamom Orange Cake , Fresh Fruit Gateau , Gateau Citronella .

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Basic Sponge Cake recipe - How to make Basic Sponge Cake

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  35 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 1 cake
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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 tbsp milk
Method
  1. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder in a deep bowl and keep aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl, mix well using a spatula till smooth. Keep aside.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix gently with help of a spatula.
  4. Finally, add the plain flour mixture, vanilla essence and milk and fold gently using a spatula.
  5. Grease and dust a175 mm. (7") diameter cake tin and transfer the batter into it.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 30 minutes.
  7. Keep aside to cool slightly. Demould and use as required.

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Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 24 Jul 16 11:17 PM


Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 07 Jul 16 10:36 AM


Mam if I have to make this same recipe of sponge cake without eggs what can I do.
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Tarla Dalal    Try clicking here for a list of Eggless Sponge Cakes. http://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=eggless sponge cake or http://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-Using-Curds-(-Cakes-and-Pastries-)-33309r Happy Cooking.
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07 Jul 16 11:03 AM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 06 Jul 16 08:05 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sudha , we are delighted you loved the Basic Sponge Cake recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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07 Jul 16 09:45 AM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 29 Jun 16 12:35 AM


Can we use vegetable oil instead of butter? If yes, what is the quantity for baking a small cake?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rutuja, Try this below recipe http://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Vanilla--Cake-Using-Oil-(-Cakes-and-Pastries-)-33314r
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29 Jun 16 02:12 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 29 Jun 16 12:34 AM


Hi Tarlaji! Can aluminum foil which is greased and dusted be used for lining cakes? Or do you recommend using butter/parchment paper only?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rutuja, We would not suggest to use that instead grease the tin with butter and plain flour.
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29 Jun 16 02:27 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 24 Jun 16 03:19 PM


Can we add coffee to make a coffee cake in this cake?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Praniti, Yes you can add little coffee powder...
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24 Jun 16 05:08 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
5
 on 13 Apr 16 11:11 PM


what does gms stand for?
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Tarla Dalal    Stands for grams. Thanks for asking.
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14 Apr 16 10:30 AM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 21 Mar 16 03:48 PM


Can we do the same receipe in microwave? If yes at what temperature and for how many minutes?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vidya, you can use this below recipe to make the sponge in the microwave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5S_U6_9hg4
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21 Mar 16 04:03 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 19 Feb 16 12:36 PM


Don''t we need to preheat the oven
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kavita, Yes you need to preheat the oven. We have one more recipe for sponge cake, here is the link http://www.tarladalal.com/Rich-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-Using-Eggs-33918r. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback..
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19 Feb 16 04:37 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 08 Jan 16 11:43 AM


The cake turned out perfectly soft. Although I added few drop soft vanilla essence and I fond the cake to be a little sweet for my taste. So next time I am going to reduce the sugar measurement a little.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you Sneha Bagri for your review... Sweetness always depends on person to person, so you can always reduce the sugar as per your taste... Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out.... Happy Cooking !!!
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08 Jan 16 02:28 PM
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