Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake - Eggless

After a long list of savory dishes thought of making something sweet. Nothing better than a Basic Vanilla Sponge cake that is loved by all. Best part is its an hassle free cake which requires no rigorous beating to make the batter (am too lazy for that). Also I prefer to make eggless versions where possible so that even my Dad can enjoy it as he is allergic to eggs. 

There are many versions on how you can make this basic vanilla sponge cake but for this time I making it using condensed milk - my all time favorite :) This is my tried & tested recipe & has come out perfect every time. 

I call it basic cake as its so simple to make that its perfect for beginners to start their baking experience (I started my baking journey too with this one). Secondly this cake goes perfect as base for many sweet dish recipes allowing you to create dessert combinations of your choice. 

Wet ingredients:

1/2 cup of milk at room temperature
1/2 cup of condensed milk at room temperature
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
2-3 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence

Dry Ingredients:

1 to 1& 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda


Preheat oven to 350F. Take a baking dish (about 8X8 inch) & spray some cooking oil or butter & line it with parchment paper. Spray some cooking oil again on top too. This helps the cake to come out clean & prevents the cake from sticking to the baking dish.

Now in a large bowl whisk together butter & condensed milk.  

Add sugar, vanilla extract & vinegar & whisk again 

Now add little milk at a time & whisk together to get a smooth paste.  

Sift all the dry ingredients together. Now add some flour at a time & whisk. Continue doing this till you have mixed all the flour & you have a lump free batter.

Pour the batter into previously greased baking dish, spread evenly & bake in the oven for about 25-30 mins. 
At 30 mins mark, insert a toothpick or knife at the center of the cake, if it comes out clean (i.e. no batter stuck to it) that means our cake is done. Remove it from the oven & let it cool for around 10-15 mins. 

Once its cool enough to handle, keep the plate on top of baking dish & just flip, your cake should come out easily. That's it, slice it & enjoy every bite of this soft spongy delicious cake.

I like serving this cake warm sprinkled with some confectionery sugar. 

Relish every bite!!

Happy Baking!!


  1. Very yummy n easy.... Perfect for beginners

  2. looks absolutely delicious & soooper healthy
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Super spongy and fantastic cake.

  4. Texture looks awesome! My husband will be a big fan of yours, he loves plain vanilla cake

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  7. I was in search of one.
    thanks for this

  8. wow it came out perfect. looks so soft and moist

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  10. its nice.someone who is allergic to eggs can enjoy it. what's next ?= shivanand

  11. absolutely spongy cake....looking delicious...

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  12. He shweta..cake looks so soft n moist..perfectly baked..happy to follow u ..visit me @

  13. delicious n spongy cake dear !!!sweet n simple !!I make this quite often!!!!

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  15. The cake looks tempting..Nice and moist even if it has no egg ...

    Why is vinegar added in a cake? Plz help me with this doubt... :)

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  16. Thanks Manju, Vinegar is acidic so it reacts with the Baking soda during baking process & helps to make the cake fluffy. Hope this helps :)

  17. Shweta,

    This is delicious sponge cake, I like the idea of adding vinegar and also making it eggless.

    Thanks for sharing with Favorite recipes event: Cakes

  18. Lovely cake.. Baking with condensed milk is my fav way too..

  19. hello...
    i have a question...is it 1 and 1/4 cup of flour or 1+1 and 1/4 cup of flour...?it is bit confusing in the ingredients list...pls clarify....

    1. Hi there, its 1 & 1/4 cup of flour, sorry for the confusion.


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