Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs

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When it comes to baking cakes, practice makes one perfect, and the Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs is an ideal recipe to start off with as it is simple and useful. A vanilla sponge cake always comes in handy, as it is subtle in nature, allowing the other ingredients in the final creation – be it a fruity sauce, an elaborate decoration, or even an Indian mithai – to stand out and take the bow. Remember that when baking cakes, everything matters, right from how you fold the batter to the temperature of the oven. So, follow the instructions carefully. When folding the batter, remember to mix in only one direction.

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Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  35 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)    Makes 1 cake
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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

  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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 on 12 Jul 15 12:44 AM

Love this recipe.. very simple and easy to make.. tasty too..
 on 11 Dec 12 04:15 PM

Easy to make and very yummy. I used pineapple essence since I did not have vanilla essence at home. I made pineapple butter icing on the top of this cake which really added more taste to this cake. Tarla, Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Foodies - Use the exact measurement for ingredients. This cake receipe batter is little thick compared to other recipes.