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victoria's cake Sponge cake recipe

Vanilla sponge cake

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 parts


The classic vanilla sponge cake recipe, perfect recipe for all your layer cakes (for a cake of 6 inch/ 15 cm diameter 8-10 parts). Double the quantities to make a layer of 4 layers.


  • 200 g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 200 g Flour
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 320°F / 160°C and line with baking paper 2 cake moulds 6 inch/15 cm in diameter and 7 cm high
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, start beating the butter with the sugar and vanilla at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Then add the eggs one by one while continuing to mix your preparation between each addition.
  4. Sift your flour and add it to the mixture, add a pinch of salt and continue mixing at low speed for a few moments to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  5. Pour this mixture into your cake pan and put in the oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes.
  6. Check the baking of your cake with a baking tester or simply a knife, place your tester in the center of your cake, your cake is baked when the tester/knife comes out clean with no traces of dough.
  7. Allow your cakes to cool for a few minutes before carefully removing them from the mould, then let them cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Finally, wrap your cakes in cling film and keep them in the chill for a few hours before cutting or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: cake, Dessert
  • Cuisine: English


  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 11
  • Sodium: 50
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 68

Keywords: sponge cake, vanilla cake, victoria's cake