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Light and Fluffy Sponge Cake

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I baked this very light and fluffy sponge cake for a little girl’s birthday. It was a hit and devoured in record time.

Replacing Butter With Oil

Depending on the type of oil, it can add complex flavor and welcome moisture to your baked goods. A good rule of thumb is to replace about 3/4 of the butter in a recipe with olive, canola, or vegetable oil (if the recipe calls for 1 cup butter, use ¾ cup oil). Read more here.

Yield: 1 double layer cake

Light and Fluffy Sponge Cake

An image of a Light and Fluffy Sponge Cake with KitKat and lots of candies still to be added to your liking

Davida baked this very light, fluffy sponge cake for a little girl's birthday. It was a hit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 260 grams caster sugar
  • 280 grams flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 grams butter
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat the oven: 180°C / 350°F
  2. Beat the sugar and the four eggs together until light and soft.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  4. Heat the milk and butter, but don't let it boil.
  5. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt to the egg mixture.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add the butter and milk mixture.
  8. Add the vanilla essence.
  9. Use two baking tins (Spray it with cooking spray).
  10. Divide the mixture evenly between the baking tins.
  11. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes.
  12. Decorate creatively.


Prepared, tried, and tested Davida De Bruyn from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 264Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 82mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 5g

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