Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe



175g butter

175g sugar

175g plain flour

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 eggs

1tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 175C
  2. Soften butter to room temperature
  3. Cream butter and sugar (let it mix very well, for about 4-8mins).
  4. Then add flour and eggs alternatively, with vanilla essence mixing on slow speed for about 30 secs
  5. Spoon mixture into cupcake papers or a 4 inch cake tin; bake for 35 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
  6. This recipe can make 12 small cupcakes or a small 4-6 inch cake. If you want to make a 8 or 10 inch cake, just triple the recipe.


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