How To Make Easy Peasy Basic Sponge Cake

How To Make Easy Peasy Basic Sponge Cake

Hiya everyone,

I am trying my hand at writing a recipe for IMBB. All Thanks to dear Parita for all the inspiration and motivation to share my recipe.

I have been baking cakes for years now and have tried a lot of recipes. I prefer home-made tea-time cakes over the ones we get in shops. The one that I am sharing with you all here is the simplest of all and does not require much expertise in baking.

You will have to get the following ingredients and you just have to mix them all altogether in the mixer. This is what all you will need:

2 eggs

Easy peasy cake recipe

About 3/4th cup of sugar or 1 cup castor sugar (powdered sugar). You can measure 3/4th cup of sugar and grind that first in the mixer and let it stay there. This amount of sugar makes a decently sweet cake. In case you like your cakes to be more sweet, you can take more of sugar.


1+1/4th cup of refined flour. It is advisable to sieve the flour 2-3 times for better results. I do always follow that.


Half cup of oil. I am taking olive oil here. You can also take your normal refined oil or melted butter. The cake gives a better taste with butter, but tends to stay a little less soft and would rise less than the cake, which is made out of oil.


About Β½ cup of milk.


Around Β½ cup fresh cream.


1Β½ tea spoon of baking powder.


A cake tin to bake the cake in. I am using a pound cake tin here. You can bake in a normal tin too.


Also, add 4-5 drops of vanilla essence. I sometimes add 1 spoon of custard powder to my cake batter.


Now, take everything in your mixer jar and just mix it for not more than 20-30 seconds. Remember not to overdo the mixing part, but just make sure it looks like a fine cake batter.


Pour the cake batter in the greased baking tin. (You can grease the baking tin by taking just little oil in it and applying it properly on all the sides. Then you can sprinkle in some refined flour on that and dust off excess.
Greasing the baking tin is important, so that our cake does not stick to tin and detaches out well).


Since I took a pound cake tin here, I have to make sure that I pour the cake batter on the sides only, missing the centre part.


I poured some cake batter in these cute muffin moulds too.


Place the cake tin in pre-heated oven at 180 degree for about 30 minutes.


Keep checking you cake after every 5-10 minutes. Once it turns golden brown check the cake with a needle. If it comes out clean with no liquid batter sticking on it, your cake is done/baked.


Let the cake cool for some time in the oven itself. Once it reaches normal room temperature, you can take it out.


And here’s our cake 


Cut your cake into slices and enjoy!!!!




Oh, here are the cute muffins πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Hope you all like the recipe and would try it out too

Here are a few pointers worth keeping in mind:

β€’ Always preheat your oven and DO NOT change the temperature settings while baking the cake. Also, do not open the oven and check your cake before it is baked.
β€’ Do not over mix your cake batter in the mixer.
β€’ The proportions of all the ingredients in the cake should not be changed at all.
β€’ If you feel the consistency of the cake is slightly thick, add some milk, but DO NOT add water.
β€’ If you wish to make a chocolate cake, just sieve 2 table spoons of cocoa powder with the refined flour.
β€’ You can also add raisins, tutti fruity bits and walnuts for added taste.


I will be sharing another easy cake recipe with you all soon, which can be made in microwave and would be eggless.

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132 thoughts on “How To Make Easy Peasy Basic Sponge Cake

    1. oh haan n uske baad navratre, toh again no egg πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      i ll share egg leshhh recipe sooon..woh bhi easy hai…n microwave mai u can mk 10 minutes mei :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  1. hehe even i have the same fish tray! ! kya baat hai!
    Awesome recipe … I love sponge cakes soo much! I never eat the cream ones ….mmmmmmmm ! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

  2. wowww awesome recipe ! will try out soon !! Nupur mujhe tumhare haath ki bani hui chocolate cake khani he ! :toothygrin: :thumbsup:

  3. i follow the same recipe nu.. But mix everything in a bowl wit the mixing whip.. I’l try in the mixie next time.. Also thanks for the custard powder tip nu.. :waytogo:

  4. Nupur…..iss baar u have to treat me with many things….sabhi meri khwahishein puri karni hai aapne :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

      1. waise agr ismei flour ki jagah chick-pea-flour urf besan daalein to dhokla bann jaayega naa jinnniiii :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:
        :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
        n thoda tera revlon lip gloss strawberry /papaya :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :hihi: :hihi:

  5. It looks so awesome Nupurrrr :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    I have been telling mum to get those ring type moulds since ages..I mailed your article to her ,and she totally loves it :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. thnkooooo ritika O:) O:) O:) O:)
      oh i just got this tin last month only when i was shopping with jinal in mumbai :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
      i am liking it a lott….more than normal cake moulds now :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

      1. Sacchhiii..they look so cute na could make chocolate cake ,put chocolate sauce all over and then ice cream in between :drool: :drool: :drool:

        1. yesh…super cute πŸ˜€
          ohhhh haan good adea….aisa bhi kar sakte hai…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

  6. it looks soooooo yummy… sigh m purely vegetarian!!! :(( :(( :((
    nupur can u suggest how could i replace egg in this receipe without compromising with taste n softness of cake??? thanx!!

    1. hi keirti, i have no idea how to alter this recipe πŸ™
      but yaa, i would be sharing another recipe soon which can be made quickly, without eggs πŸ™‚ stay tuned :tongue: :tongue:

  7. are u sure of 1Β½ tea spoon of baking powder.? ?:) i just put a pinch o it, mom says excess of baking powder breaks the cake. its not a mistake na..

  8. hi nupur! is baking a cake in the microwave different than baking in an oven? ?:)
    the cake looks delicious! thanks for the recipe! :waytogo:

    1. hi tinkerbelll…. yes its very difrnt……:)
      i wud any day prefer to bake my cake in an oven. also because u cant get that golden brown effect on the cake wid a microwave. :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

      1. i had tried baking cakes in the microwave a few times earlier…but the cakes would alwys be phusss n break. hehe we would, then eat it with spoons like halwa! :stars: :stars:

        1. arrey rati, darrrne ka nhi….woh galti se rajneekaanth ka fone vibrator pe thaa isliye ho gyaa πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
          meri baat ho gyi hai , maine bol dia hai ring mode pe aane k liye πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        1. when it came here in gujarat i was in school doing 26th jan pared. everyone fell on ground. its was so scary. i can still imagine it

  9. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: I’ll just patiently wait for the egg-less recipe bcoz mere ghar me “no eggs allowed” O:) O:) Aur Nupur di is great na! Chotu motu muffins bhi banaya hai. :dumb: :dumb:

  10. Nice n yummy recipe,Nupur! :yes:
    My nani makes it the same way,its just that she adds some coco powder instead of custard powder.
    BTW,the muffins r lukin really cute! :cake: :drool:

  11. ya rati earthquake in kolkata too.. The epicentre was in sikkim.. 6.8 on richer scale.. Tremors felt all over north n east india :struggle:

  12. Nupuriiiiiiiiiiiiii…thanks for sharing the recipe O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) Just yesterday, I had made the walnut cake…teek teek aya… :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: but I want to try this…and thankoooooooooooo for the custard powder wala tip…..I will make this tomorrow :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  13. he he……Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri…microwave ke recipe book se uttayi hai…..autocook menu…. :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

  14. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrri…yeh custard powder add karne ka idea super hai….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

      1. I ate it all up……..myself he he he….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: do you want to see the cake I make Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

          1. No tame for pics….actually, I forgot…but next time, I click pics and flaunt… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. hihiiihih…..
      also, it gives a nice light yellow colour to the cake :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
      but zaada nhi daalne ka jomoli…. :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

      1. B/w where is your NRI enemy???? 😐 😐 😐
        i mailed her last evening thoze panchiiiiiiiiii ki pictures too(which i sent u ) and she said she died and she will be scared for 3-4 months now :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

            1. Mere pass microwave hai, autocook menu hai, recipe book hai, instruction manual hai :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

                1. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri…..tum zaldi zaldi hyd shift ho jao…..mere ghar pe kiraye par raho….muje kiraye mein daily chocolates dena……waise, if you have any boyfraand and your gharwale not maaning…you both can bhaag ke and shaadi at my place….err…don’t forget to bring along your chocolate moulds and all…..just in case…… :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

                  1. i m ready to shift jomoli….
                    but meri 2 sharat hai….
                    1- i ll get to wear your gold jwalary ebbryday and
                    2 i shud not be forced to eat food made by you
                    :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

                    1. Pata hai furfuriya… once Jomol ke tenants didn’t pay their rent for three months. Fir Jomol asked them to come over and explain. So the family came and they started telling Jomol how they have not been able to meet their ends.. Jomol cooked dinner for them. Then Jomol was so moved by their hardships that she said, “You poor people, don’t worry about your rent… and you guys eat here from tomorrow.”

                      The rest is history… Jomol’s tenants now pay rent on time without fail. πŸ˜›

                    2. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
                      jomoli kyaaa yeh satyaa hai ….. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
                      m noting dis down, future mei kaam aa sakti hai ye trick :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    3. Sanjeebjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……..agar iss country mein law aur delhi police main haryanvi taujis nahin hote..toh main kabh ki aapko ulta latka deti :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                    4. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrri…yeh sab asatya hai….koi sacchayi nahin……….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

                    5. Sanjeebji……okay, iss baar ke liye maafi…..kyonki you callled me rightly Kind hearted….. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: I had almost called up sushil kumar’s coachji to tackle you :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                    6. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
                      jomol m sad dat u disqaulified me :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: jaise khushi k aansu hote hain waise yeh meri ghum wali hassi hai :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  15. there is a panchiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Priya….I fainted after seeing her :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan:

      1. sacchi…jaldi jaldi mail…………you are IMBB;s Navika Kumar……..I am proud of you :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  16. hi nupur.
    really easy peasey :thumbsup: ..i just love home made cakes :inlove: :inlove: …hate the shop one’s :shutmouth: …
    this tutorial is making me nostalgic about my mom’s cake :teddy: :teddy: …feeling hungry :waaa:

  17. Wow Nupur..thats such a gorgeous looking cake :woot: :woot: :woot: and tea cakes are my personal favorites!
    I am gonna try this soon and will let you know the outcome..btw I tried to make the batter in mixer once when in middle of making the cake my beater broke down and I remember it cake out well πŸ˜€ :waytogo:

      1. arre na na nupuria…i love simple cakes something which i can munch on anytime of the day πŸ˜€ personally even though i bake cream cakes I dont like them much :((
        pls parcel a cake to me na πŸ˜‰

  18. i love making baking and eating cakes :yahoo:
    sponge cake is what i started with πŸ™‚
    but havent baked since long..this is a reminder with useful tips πŸ™‚

  19. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: i usually never try much with baking except the sponge cake…..hehheee….u know wat….u might add a little, say 2 tbspn of litchi or pineapple juice over the cake just before serving….it gets a lil wet and lil sweet n fruity…..but yeah….it anyways looks great the original way!!!! send the muffins here….am in a hillstation and i’d love to gorge on these delights with my coffee cuppa :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  20. I like this recipe, Nupur!!! :toothygrin:
    Now I’m waiting for your microwave cake recipe :))
    I don’t use the oven. Only the microwave. Too lazy. Plus it’s more likely I’ll blow up the oven than do it right :((

  21. Do not over mix your cake batter in the mixer. kyun ? use kya hoga?
    nufurrrr! mast recipe!! true to its name.. its realy easy peasy…!! and yummyyy ..
    pointers at the bottom are very good.. cutard powder ka idea mast hai nupi..!
    sunn i cant make cakes coz i dont have this kinda oven.. so i never get to bake im desperatellyyyyyyyy waaiting for the microwave recipe… u will b my godsent saviour.. nupi jaldiii post kar ekdum jaldii pleeezzzzz

    1. thnku thnku thnku nehaasss…… πŸ™‚
      zaada mix karte hain is recipe mei toh cake phusss ho jaata hai πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      achaa oven nhi hain, ummm….meri 1 padosi aunty cooker mei bnaati hain cake ptaa nhi kaishey, i ll ask her n tell u ….
      wrna woh microwave wali recipe i ll share naa jadli, tu woh bnana πŸ™‚

      1. nupur haan woh presure cooker wali bhi pooch..pileeejhhhhhh..! and my eyes will be peeled for the microwave recipe :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy: :puppy:

  22. wow nuuu :woot: .. its very easy peasy sachhi :yahoo: … mujhe bhi banana hai ye :waaa: … okk..i’ll tr this 1 pakka.. already i had promised parita but abhi takk maine uski cake ki recipe bhi nhi try ki :(( .. need to get my OTG in the more easily reached spot bass :X .. its lying all packed upar.. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

  23. Cakes are always tempting na? :woot: .. I like the cakes from oven, it tastes reaaly different from microwaveoven cakes,.. Thanks for sharing it Nupur.. :thanks:

  24. Amazing Nupur!!!! Multitalented gal!!! Primer wala cake nahi banaya kabhie :P:P accha temme can we use these moulds in Convection microwave as well …..

    1. thnku pooja πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      primer bahut anmol hain mere, :teddy: :teddy: i no make cake uss se :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:
      yar microwave mei u can use glass or plastic only…no tin moulds 😐 😐 😐 😐

  25. hey a bit late in replying but thanks so much. really easy recipe. going to defy try this over the weekend.

    for you banana lovers – if you have ripe bananas and you want to make something out of it here is an easy recipe

    mash bananas in a dish
    add a bit of salt and sugar to it
    add flour to reach a sticky consistency so that you can put it into fry easily
    heat oil in a kadai
    deep fry till it gets dark brown
    you can put multiple ones at one go.

      1. no its not for donuts..its for general ‘bonda’ type thingies..fried, lots of oil, can be really sweet depending on how much sugar..very easy last minute thingies when ppl come.

  26. okies nupur… m desperately waiting for eggless one… zra jaldi krna plz meko bhi cake baking ka fever chadne laga hai… :high5: :high5: :high5: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

  27. Nupuurrr… me too like feeling like trying my hands on Cake. :dance: :dance: :dance: . I m a vegetarian.. so desperately waiting for your eggless recipe.. :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: and ya we have only microwave so microvable egllesss cake.. Plzz postt it fasshhtt fashhttt :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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