Sponge Cake

Moist, simple, versatile sponge cake using ingredients you already have in your kitchen. This is a family recipe that I have enjoyed probably hundreds of times.

sponge cake

Gather It

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Make It

blenderthermometermuffin tins

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease 9×13 inch pan or muffin tin (makes 18)
  • Beat eggs in mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed
  • Beat in sugar, salt and vanilla for 30 seconds on medium speed
  • Heat milk and butter to almost boiling, about 120 degrees
  • Stir in hot milk and butter
  • Mix flour and baking powder and stir
  • Pour into pan or use scoop to divide among muffin tin
  • Bake 25 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean

Gobble It

cake with oranges

  • This sponge cake is crazy versatile. Here are just a few ideas for enjoying…
  • Strawberries and whipping cream
  • Fresh blood oranges
  • Any number of warmed Aunt Becky’s jams, fruit butters, sauces, or syrups
  • Warm chocolate with whipping cream
  • Consider whether you will share or not