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Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

Looking for a simple vanilla sponge recipe to form the base of your cake? This basic vanilla sponge recipe is easy and quick to make, perfect for any celebration! 

Are you looking to make a special cake for a birthday or party? Why not try one of our recipes? Choose from a Rocky Road Cake, Ice Cream Sundae CakeSprinkle Cake, Ombre Cake and many more!

Fills: 2 x 20cm round sandwich tins OR 1 x 20cm deep round cake tin OR 1 x 23 deep square tin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g sugar
  • 100g of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 190g of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 200ml of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line your cake tin(s).
  2. Cream 200g sugar and 100g of butter together until pale and fluffy. Beat in two
    eggs, one at a time, until combined. Stir in two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  3. Combine 190g of flour and two teaspoons of baking powder. Beat into the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in 200ml of milk until smooth.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin(s) and bake for 30-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Top tip: Why not finish your cake off with a butter cream frosting?

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