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Vanilla Sponge Cake

Follow this quick and easy, step-by-step, recipe to prepare a perfect homemade vanilla sponge cake with Fine Dining Lovers' tips.


04 October, 2021
Average: 2.1 (14 votes)

serves for



All purpose flour
220 g
220 g
Caster sugar
220 g
Baking powder
2 teaspoons
Vanilla extract
1 vial of vanilla extract
A pinch
300 ml
200 g

Sponge cake is very simple to make, which is fortunate given its irresistible taste and spongy texture. It seems that the cake was first born in the English court of Queen Victoria, who loved soft and spongy desserts. The sponge cake, thanks to its consistency, is perfect enjoyed as it is, but is also excellent filled with custard, whipped cream and fruit.

Step 01

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First, to prepare a perfect vanilla sponge cake, whip the butter at room temperature together with sugar and vanilla extract.

Step 02

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Work the mixture for about ten minutes to obtain a lump-free mix.

Step 03

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Next, add the eggs, one at a time. Before adding the next egg, make sure that the previous one has been totally absorbed into the dough mix.

Step 04

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Sift the flour and add it to the dough together with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. You need to get a creamy mixture.

Step 05

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Grease the cake tin and flour it, then pour the dough inside and level it well with a spatula.

Step 06

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Bake at 180 °C for about 20-25 minutes. After cooking, the sponge cake will be golden on the surface. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

Step 07

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Once cooled, cut the sponge cake in half.



Step 08

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Sandwich the sponge together with the whipped cream and strawberries.

Decorate the top with more whipped cream, strawberries and mint leaves.


Tips and tricks

To make sure your sponge cake is perfectly cooked, insert a wooden toothpick in the center, then remove. If the toothpick comes out completely clean from the dough, your sponge cake is perfectly cooked.

Before cutting the sponge cake, make sure it is completely cold.



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Claudia Concas

Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav