Basic Sponge Cake


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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.
Accompaniments

Apricot Sauce, Used in Desserts 
Butterscotch Sauce 
Chocolate Sauce ( Eggless Desserts) 
Chocolate Sauce, Quick Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe 
Coconut Sauce ( Tava Cooking ) 
Coconut Sauce 
Jam Sauce 

Nutrient values per cake
Energy2413 cal
Protein39.3 g
Carbohydrates270.8 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat128 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A5067.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.4 mg
Vitamin B20.7 mg
Vitamin B34.2 mg
Vitamin C0.8 mg
Folic Acid109.9 mcg
Calcium276.5 mg
Iron7.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium1086.9 mg
Potassium315.3 mg
Zinc1 mg

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Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 30 May 17 08:54 PM


I want to try this recipe but I want to ask what can I use in place of eggs and what quantity ???
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Tarla Dalal    We have lots of Eggless Sponge Cake recipes. Try https://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Sponge-Cake-108r
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01 Jun 17 01:01 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 20 May 17 01:13 PM


I must be pleased for sharing your ideas. Thank you for the good writes up. It’s a brilliant job.
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Tarla Dalal    Really great hear such kind words from your side and happy to know your loved the write up''s. Happy Cooking!!!
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20 May 17 02:20 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 05 May 17 11:57 PM


Finally I baked the basic sponge cake ?? But I think somewhere I did mistake cos my cake top layer was bit hard or crusty n while swallowing the cake felt bit dry ... dono what went wrong either with the batter or while baking ??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shobna, Just follow the recipe exactly and bake in a middle shelf. Make sure the batter is not thick and of dropping consistency.
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06 May 17 08:36 AM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 23 Jan 17 11:22 AM


Can i cook the same recipe in a Rice cooker?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bishwajeet, we have not tried making it in the rice cooker.
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23 Jan 17 04:50 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 29 Dec 16 02:33 PM


I tried eggless sponge cake it was great. Thanks alot. Just want to know if we double the quantities to make a bigger cake is it ok to do so. And what will be the baking time in that case.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Seema, We would not suggest to double it as you will need a very huge tin and baking time will def vary a lot. However you can try and see.
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29 Dec 16 03:32 PM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 25 Dec 16 06:01 PM


Hello, most recipes ask you to beat the egg well using a beater... don''t we need to beat the egg or just mixing it well is enough?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anisha, No need but if you wish to, you can.
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26 Dec 16 08:49 AM
Basic Sponge Cake
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 on 20 Oct 16 04:51 PM


It was a perfect cake. Thanks a ton
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sudha , we are delighted you loved the Basic Sponge Cake recipe.
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20 Oct 16 05:04 PM
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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
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