easy vanilla sponge

Easy vanilla sponge

A simple and easy vanilla sponge that can be adapted in so many different ways. Use for Victoria sponge, add cocoa powder for a delicious chocolate version or dissolve coffee granules in little water for a classic coffee cake.


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


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line your cake tin(s)
  2. Cream sugar and 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  flour and baking powder. Beat into the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in 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.

This easy vanilla sponge is sure to become your go-to recipe for many occasions to come!

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