Simple and Delicious Sponge Cake Recipe -
Simple and Delicious Sponge Cake Recipe

Simple and Delicious Sponge Cake

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"Sooo easy to make yet so good! Me and my best friend make it all the time !"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch cake pan and line with a circle of parchment paper.
  2. Beat the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the margarine mixture before adding the next. Fold in the flour until only small lumps remain; pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2009

So easy. Thought it would be bland, but this is really good. Even my husband, who doesn't like sweets liked this. Don't change a thing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2011

Dry. Hard. Unappetizing. I followed the recipe verbatim and was sorely disappointed.

May 26, 2009

I couldn't find a petit four recipe on this site that had any good reviews, I used this recipe. To fill a 9" x 13" pan, I had to double the recipe. It only took 8 extra minutes in the oven. I sliced it in half, filled it with the layer of peach preserves, and cut it into 1.5" x 1.5" squares. And then I iced it with the "Frosting for Petits Fours" recipe. Turned out perfect for petit fours!

May 04, 2009

Followed the ratios but substituted 1/8th of a cup of self raising flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate sponge cake. Excellent - lovely light texture.

May 01, 2009

This is a perfect recipe! Especially if you need something last minute & don't want to go to the store. Like the previous reviewer, I thought this might be a bit bland, but since I had all the ingredients on hand, I thought I'd give it a try, and it is delicious! It doesn't need anything added to it, but at the same time, it's perfect because can be played with to suit everyone's taste. I prefer it as is, and my boyfriend likes it with powdered sugar, or cinnamon or with yogurt. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Dasha! :D

May 27, 2009

I used unsalted butter instead of margarine. I also added a tsp of vanilla extract. This was perfect for strawberry shortcake.

Jul 25, 2011

This was a great base for strawberries and whipped cream. The resulting cake was more of a shortcake than a sponge cake. I followed the directions exactly as written, but found the recipe to be slightly flawed. The directions state to mix the margarine and sugar in a large bowl, but in a large bowl they can't blend effectively. The small amount of ingredients called for by this recipe would blend better in a smaller bowl. I would recommend the addition of some vanilla or almond extract for a little more flavor.

Nov 16, 2009

It's very easy to make! I've used 1 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 4 eggs, 2 cup of self-rising flour to make 12 delicous cupcakes. I've also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence. My son loves it and even helped me to mix the batter!


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 347 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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