A simple Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake is something what we need most of the time. Whenever there is a party or celebration we need to bake a simple yet spongy cake as a base, then we can decorate it further as the way we want.
So here I’m sharing the recipe (what I’ve adapted from here) of a basic sponge cake, what you can make easily with simple ingredients available at home. This cake is spongy, soft and the sweetness is just perfect to balance the frosting part if you are doing. You can also enjoy this cake just the way it is, without any frosting. You can add tutti frutti, or any other dry fruits of your choice in the batter, if you want to make a light fruit cake. Just do what you like with this basic cake recipe.
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake
- All-purpose flour/Maida- 1 cup
- Caster sugar/White powdered sugar- ½ cup
- Salt- ¼ tsp
- Yogurt- ¼ cup
- Baking powder- ¼ tsp
- Baking soda- ½ tsp
- Vegetable oil/Olive oil- ¼ cup
- Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
- Milk- 6 tbsp (I used toned)
Prepare a 6” cake pan by greasing with oil and place a piece of baking paper at the bottom of the pan.
In a bowl mix all-purpose flour and salt, keep aside. In a separate bowl mix yogurt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Wait for 2-3 minutes. The mixture will become little frothy, now mix in oil and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture into this in 3 batches. And keep mixing. Now add milk, whisk well to form a lump free mixture. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Pour this into the prepared cake pan. Smooth the top with the help of spatula. Tap cake pan gently on kitchen counter couple of times to release the air bubbles. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Do the toothpick test after 30 minutes. Insert toothpick in the middle of the cake. Cake is ready if the toothpick comes out clean. If not, bake for some more time, and then check again.
Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes and then run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan and carefully remove the cake. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave there till cool completely.
When cooled slice, serve and enjoy!
This recipe can easily be doubled as per your need.