How To Make A Sponge Cake From Scratch
Sponge cake is the quintessential and most common type of cake that provides the foundation in multi-layered cakes, being nestled in between creamy frosting and oft-times covered in more frosting or icing with beautiful decorative frosting-based swirls and flourishes, chocolate and sugar art.
On the other hand, it can be as simple as a Victoria sponge cake that is only filled with jam and whipped cream, or as plain as pound cake without any adornment. Thus, the humble sponge cake itself is relatively easy to make yet is very versatile, having numerous variants that allows you to make a whole host of delicious desserts, from really easy to very complex.
If you are starting out on your baking journey, you will probably not want to try a very complex recipe. As such, you will find the recipe to be quite easy to make, yielding a lemon-flavored sponge cake that does not require any decoration.
This recipe is also quite flexible: for example, if you don’t fancy lemons, you can substitute another citrus fruit such as an orange. Or skip the fruit entirely and double the vanilla extract to get a vanilla sponge cake!
Enjoy baking this sponge cake! And when you have made your very first sponge cake, do return here and drop us a comment below to tell us what you think of the recipe.
To your baking success!
Aldrin The Baker