Simple Sponge Cake Recipe


I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, but since I’m on holidays I finally got a chance to do some baking yesterday and take some half-decent pictures for you guys 🙂 . I make this simple vanilla sponge so often, it’s now become my signature cake and go-to recipe whenever I’m baking a dessert for guests. It’s light, moist and incredibly easy to make! Let me know in the comments below if you try this cake out, and what other recipes you’d like to see on Arsty Teen.signature




For the cake

  • 175g / 7/8 cup caster/granulated sugar
  • 175g/ 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 175g/ 1 1/2 self raising flour (sifted)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

for the glaze

  • 280g/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C (375’F) and line a 5 x 9 inch rectangular baking tin with parchment paper .
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, vanilla essence and butter.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Tip: To make sure the mixture doesn’t curdle, add one tablespoon of flour along with each egg.
  4. Mix in the rest of the sifted flour.
  5. Empty mixture into tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. When the cake is ready, remove from oven and leave to cool.
  7. While your cake is cooling, make the glaze. Combine the sifted icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
  8. Pour the glaze over your cooled sponge and leave to dry.
  9. Enjoy!
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  2. zoe2600 · July 9, 2016

    Now I’m hungry


    • maya · July 10, 2016

      Haha better bake some cake then! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

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  4. Rice N Dine · April 4, 2016

    The photos are not half-decent as you were claiming. They are amazing! The cake looks really delicious, plus the recipe also seems easy. I have to try this one of these days. Thank you for sharing! 🙂


  5. Fluff · April 3, 2016

    I’m going to make this today with gluten free flour for my daughter who’s just discovered she gluten intolerant. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank you for posting it on here.


  6. Emily · April 1, 2016

    Looks really tasty, and lovely photos too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · April 1, 2016



  7. madebydemi · March 31, 2016

    looks yummy!!


  8. growtastecreate · March 31, 2016

    Yum! Never made this before, but will have to try so we can smother with strawberries!


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