I had tried many different recipes for sponge cake and it was never a success for me. I had lost hope in making this cake and by chance i landed up in a blog "Veena's Art of Cakes". I am a huge fan of baking either it be cakes, cookies or any normal dishes. I always think that what can i bake today in my microwave...Iam that big fan.
Coming back to Veena's blog...Its so amazing to see how she decorates her cakes. Her blog is definitely a school for all who love to bake and is a novice in baking cakes. When i saw the recipe for sponge cake in her blog, i felt it to be very easy to make. I thought, one last time, i will try out this cake.
My daughter's exams were going on, so i kept a bookmark on the recipe to try it out later. She told me that on the day her exams ended, she would like me to bake a special cake for her. So i thought i will bake her this cake.
On the day her exams ended, i tried out this recipe and to my surprise, it came out excellent, awesome.....I was fed up trying different recipes for a sponge cake, lost hope and when at last it came out absolutely right, i was feeling top of the world - like i had climbed Mount Everest. I think you can understand why i felt so...
How to describe this cake??...mmm.....It was very soft, spongy, melt in mouth and of course tasty. My daughters were very happy and they enjoyed the cake a lot. It was finished within an hour. I had to hide two pieces for my husband to taste.
I thanked Veena a lot when i was enjoying the cake with my family. I will be trying more of her cake recipes in future...So stay tuned guys, u have lots of cake recipes coming up in near future.
Friends, Come Close.......................this picture is tempting, isnt it?
Recipe Source: Veena's Art Of Cakes
230 gms Self Rising Flour (check the notes)
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
230 gms Butter (unsalted, room temperature)
200 gms Sugar (powdered)
2 tsp Vanilla essence
- Sieve self rising flour and baking powder. Keep this aside.
- In a bowl, beat butter and sugar till creamy in texture using an electric hand beater.
- Add eggs and vanilla essence. Beat again till everything is combined properly.
- Now add flour + baking powder mixture into it little by little and mix nicely using a wooden spoon.
- Pre-heat oven at 170 degree Celsius in convection mode.
- Grease a cake tin with butter and line a butter paper in it.
- Pour the prepared cake batter in it
- Place the cake tin in the pre-heated oven for 35 - 45 minutes. Check in between with a tooth pick, whether cooked or not.
- Once it is cooked, give a standing time of 5 minutes.
- Later, take off from the cake tin and let it cool on a wire rack.
- Once cooled, cut into pieces and serve.
- Self Rising Flour can be bought from stores.
- It can be made at home also with the All purpose flour/Maida.
- For 1 cup Self Rising Flour...Substitute is....
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