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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Easy recipe: Enjoy vanilla sponge cake with your coffee and tea

Planning for a high-tea session with your family this weekend? This sponge cake ought to be on the menu!

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 24, 2020 4:40:42 pm
How about some homemade vanilla sponge cake? (Photo: Getty)

Sponge cakes are the best! Not only do they work perfectly for all occasions, they are easy to bake and require less ingredients, too. So if you want to make your weekend tea sessions come alive, you are at the right place. Plus, if you love vanilla, you have to give this recipe a shot.

Take a look at it below:


1 tsp – Vanilla essence
1 tsp – Baking powder
½ tsp – Baking soda
1 cup – Yoghurt
½ cup – Vegetable oil
½ cup – Walnuts (crushed)
1.5 cups – All-purpose flour
¾ cup – Castor sugar


*Set your cake tin with parchment sheet, and pre-heat your oven to 180 degree Celsius.

*Next, in a glass bowl mix the dry ingredients and keep aside.

*In a small bowl, whisk a pinch of baking powder and yoghurt and set it aside, covered with a lid. Allow it to foam slightly.

*Now mix castor sugar and oil until nicely combined. Add this to the yoghurt and baking powder mix.

*Finally, add vanilla extract and the dry ingredients to the mixture and fold using a spatula until there are no lumps.

*Add chopped walnut for a crunchy flavour. Finally, bake at 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

*You can make it gooier with a layer of cream cheese or chocolate ganache. In fact, if you decorate freshly chopped fruits and you will have a fruit gateau right there.

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