Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs

Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs

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When it comes to baking Cakes, practice makes one perfect, and the Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs is an ideal recipe to start off with as it is simple and useful.

A vanilla sponge cake always comes in handy, as it is subtle in nature, allowing the other ingredients in the final creation – be it a fruity sauce, an elaborate decoration, or even an Indian mithai – to stand out and take the bow.

Remember that when baking cakes, everything matters, right from how you fold the batter to the temperature of the oven. So, follow the instructions carefully. When folding the batter, remember to mix in only one direction.

One more important thing to remember is to not over mix or over beat the eggs and to add a little flour with the eggs so as to prevent them from curdling.

Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs recipe - How to make Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  55 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180ºC (360ºF)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cake
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 tbsp milk

Method
    Method
  1. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder in a deep bowl and keep aside.
  2. Cream the butter in a bowl with an electric beater for 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugar and cream it with an electric beater for 2 to 3 minutes till it is light and fluffy.
  4. Add one egg, 1 tbsp of the sifted flour mixture and beat with an electric beater till the egg is just mixed. Make sure to not over beat the egg.
  5. Repeat step 4 two more times.
  6. Add the remaining flour, vanilla essence and milk and fold gently using a spatula till well mixed.
  7. Beat with an electric beater for 30 seconds to mix uniformly.
  8. Line and grease a 175 mm. (7") diameter cake tin and pour the batter into it.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 50 minutes.
  10. Keep aside to cool slightly, demould and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per wedges
Energy424 cal
Protein7.4 g
Carbohydrates49.4 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat21.7 g
Cholesterol55.3 mg
Sodium287.6 mg
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    Tips to make the perfect sponge cake

    1. Make sure you sift the flour well. This step is very important as it makes the cake light and airy. 
    2. Beating of the butter with an electric beater and then adding the sugar is important to make the cake fluffy. 
    3. After adding the eggs make sure you add a tbsp of flour, as said in the recipe, as this prevents curdling of the batter. 
    4. While adding the remaining flour to the batter, use the cut and fold method to retain the airation. 
    5. After pouring the batter in the greased and dusted tin, put it to bake immediately in a pre-heated oven.
    6. Allow the sponge to cool completely and then serve then in wedges.  

    Batter for sponge cake

    1. To make the batter for rich vanilla sponge cake, place a sieve on the bowl. Measure out all the other ingredients and have them ready to use.
    2. Place the plain flour on the sieve.
    3. Add baking powder. It is a leavening agent used to give the sponge cake rise.
    4. Sift the maida and baking powder together in the deep bowl and keep aside. This will remove any lumps and impurities from the flour before it incorporates into the batter.
    5. In another deep bowl, add butter at room temperature. It is important for all the ingredients to be at room temperature ingredients so they emulsify better.
    6. Cream the butter in a bowl with an electric beater for 1 minute. If you do not have an electric beater then make use of a wire whisk but it would be a tedious task.
    7. Add sugar and cream it with an electric beater for 2 to 3 minutes till it is light and fluffy.
    8. Add one egg. Eggs help in making the sponge cake airy and light.
    9. Also, add 1 tbsp of the sifted flour mixture.
    10. Beat with an electric beater till the egg is just mixed. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
    11. Repeat steps 8 and 9 2 more times.
    12. Beat with an electric beater till the egg is just mixed. It's important not to beat the batter too much, mix just long enough to make it smooth.
    13. Add the remaining flour.
    14. Add vanilla essence and pour milk. Look for high-quality vanilla to make good quality vanilla sponge cake. You may need 1 more tbsp of milk.
    15. Fold everything gently using a spatula until well mixed and until no streaks of liquid are seen. Over-folding causes severe deflation of eggs so, just fold enough to combine. You will knock out all the air and land up with a dense sponge cake.
    16. Beat with an electric beater for 30 seconds to mix uniformly. If you feel like the beater is going to be too damaging to the cake mixture, please by all means fold it in by hand. Our batter for vanilla sponge cake with eggs is ready!

    How to make vanilla sponge cake

    1. To bake sponge cake with eggs, grease a 175 mm. (7") diameter cake tin with butter or oil.
    2. Line it with parchment paper or aluminium foil. Alternatively, you can brush butter on the inside of the cake tin, then dust it with flour, knocking out the excess to make the surface non-stick.
    3. Pour the vanilla sponge cake batter into it and smoothen the top.
    4. Bake vanilla sponge cake in a preheated oven at 180ºC (360ºF) for 50 minutes. Settings for each oven is different but don't be tempted to open the oven before 40 minutes or else it will fall flat. Start checking the cake about 5-7 minutes before the suggested bake time.Remove from the oven and keep aside to cool slightly. The cake is cooked when it looks well risen and golden on top.
    5. Another test to check if the vanilla sponge cake has cooked well or no is to insert a skewer into the centre of the cake - it should come out clean. You can also bake the vanilla sponge cake in a microwave or pressure cooker, to learn how, check out this Microwave Vanilla Sponge Cake or Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ( Pressure Cooker).
    6. Gently run a knife around the edge and turn the basic vanilla cake out of the mould and use as required.
    7. For best results leave the cake on the kitchen counter for 6-8 hours before using in a cake or applying the frosting. This will reduce the amount of crumbling when you go ahead to split the cake layer in two horizontally.
    8. Chocolate Brownie in An Oven, Rich Chocolate Sponge Cake Using Eggs, Coconut Cake, Mango Sponge Cake are some other basic cake recipes that you might like.

    Reviews

    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 02 Nov 19 01:35 PM
    5

    Hi, do we use top and bottom heating for this? Or single direction heating ?
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 29 Aug 19 04:37 PM
    5

    Is this 1 kg cake?
    Tarla Dalal
    30 Aug 19 03:59 PM
       Hi, The cake would weigh approximately 800gms..
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 18 Jul 19 09:56 AM
    5

    Awesome recipe 👍 I tried it out today and my first time baking ! With your clear n easy instructions it came out perfect .....it was moist, soft, nicely brown and really yummy 😄 Thank you for the recipe Mrs Tarla Dalal !
    Tarla Dalal
    18 Jul 19 05:25 PM
       Sharmila, super job to you for baking the cake perfectly. Congrats and thanks for the feedback.
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 22 Apr 19 04:52 PM
    5

    Superb recipe..... Easy to make n it''s really very tasty.... Plz go with exact amount.. Thanku so much for wonderful cake....
    24 Apr 19 09:35 AM
       Hi suwarna, Thank you so much for the kind words. Do keep trying other recipes and give us your feedback :)
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 24 Jan 19 11:31 AM
    5

    Can i bake this in microwave?? If so how many minutes?
    Tarla Dalal
    24 Jan 19 02:40 PM
       Hi Nithya, You can refer the following microwave cake recipes https://www.tarladalal.com/Microwave-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-39756r or https://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-in-A-Microwave-33313r
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 30 Dec 18 01:02 AM
    5

    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 29 Dec 18 09:18 PM
    5

    If i want to bake this cake in microwave then wats is the temperature and cooking time
    Tarla Dalal
    31 Dec 18 09:50 AM
       Hi Sunita, You can refer the following microwave cake recipes https://www.tarladalal.com/Microwave-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-39756r or https://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-in-A-Microwave-33313r
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 26 Dec 18 06:26 AM
    5

    perfect, came out great! just like my mom who was following your cake recipes last 40 years or so
    Tarla Dalal
    26 Dec 18 09:17 AM
       Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try the recipe and let us know your feedback. Happy Cooking!
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 22 Dec 18 12:06 PM
    5

    We tried this yesterday, first time baking. The steps are clear and easy to follow and the result was delicious - fluffy, soft and moist. Thank you. It was an absolute delight to do this. 2 questions - how long do we pre heat for and is it at the same temp. How do we get the brown crusting on top? Ours just crusted in the side.
    Tarla Dalal
    22 Dec 18 12:19 PM
       You have to pre-heat on the same temperature i.e 180ºC (360ºF) for a minimum of 10 minutes. There are multiple reasons affecting the brown crust. Make sure your oven''s temperature is accurate, the ingredients are of high quality, aluminium pans are best for even baking and place the tin in centre of the oven.
    Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs
     on 12 Nov 18 01:47 PM
    5

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