Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake

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Welcome to the 2nd day of Baking Mania.

You can involve kids in kitchen for the prep work before baking. Its fun to work with them and it a great activity time too. It gives them the chance to understand what we do and to appreciate food. When they help to prepare food feeding the same becomes comparatively easy. Vaandu loves to help in kitchen. At times its so overwhelming and his help will cause me double the amount of clean up work. But I need to agree its a total fun. Mostly for all the cake and cookies he will be my sous chef. Here is a simple cake recipe from both of us :-)

For second day, I thought of posting basic sponge cake which forms the base for zillion other cake recipes like mango layered cake, Tres lesche etc. I learnt this recipe from Kamalika, one of the blogger from BM group. It’s a simple eggless sponge cake. I did make couple of variations. Instead of using plain yogurt, I used vanilla flavored yogurt and skipped using milk for brushing. This cake can be whipped up easily and its one of vaandu’s favorite. He can have this cake with whipping cream and fruits.

Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Maida/All purpose flour – 1 .5 cups
  • Vanilla flavored yogurt(Curd) – 1 cup (250 ml) (I used greek yogurt)
  • Granulated Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 and 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1/2 cup (125 ml)Vanilla essence – 1 and 1/2 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • Sieve maida twice and keep aside.
  • Add the sugar and curd to the maida  and mix them well.

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  • Add baking powder, baking soda to the creamed mixture and mix well. Set them aside for 5 minutes.
  • Now add vanilla essence,cooking oil and mix well.

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  • Grease the cake pan and pour the mixture into it.

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  • Bake in preheated oven at 375 degree F for 10 mins, then reduce temperature to 350 deg F and bake it for 30-35 mins or till a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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  • Allow the cake to cool down for 10 mins, then invert

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Inverted cake


  • That’s it. Yummy sponge cake is ready.

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46 thoughts on “Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake

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  3. Gayathri

    Hii… The cake looks lovely… Can u please tell me the difference between adding baking soda and baking powder while baking…. Online answers are too confusing…. Thanks

    • Hi Gayathri, Welcome here. Thanks and here is my understanding regarding those two. Hope it helps. Baking soda is basically alkaline and when it is mixed with any acidic solution it creates the bubbles and act as raising agent. In this recipe there are no eggs so I need a binding + raising agent. Yogurt when mixed with baking soda acts as raising or leavening agent. If you notice most cake recipes calls for baking soda along with lemon juice or buttermilk basically acidic solutions. Baking powder is combination of baking soda + starch/flour + acid. It acts as both binding and leavening agent. For cakes I have tried ignoring baking sodas. But for poori and bhajji i do add a pinch of baking soda because it helps to puff up the pooris and bhajjis. But you need use luke warm water when using baking soda. For cakes when you are not using eggs, you need the binding agent that helps to raise and give you the moisture texture. So along with baking powder u add little extra soda for that purpose.

  4. Varada

    Basic sponge is such a versatile cake and you have done a fabulous job. It is so much fun when the little ones help.

  5. nandini

    This Nita mehta recipe is such a foolproof one. It never fails. I love it. And yours has turned out perfectly without any dome too!

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