How to Make a Sponge Cake

By LeafTV Editor

How to Make a Sponge Cake. If you think a gloriously light and fluffy sponge cake is beyond your abilities as a chef, you might be surprised to learn that a sponge cake is actually easy to make. Once you've mastered this basic recipe, you can vary it a dozens delicious ways.

Step 1

Oil a small tube pan. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Separate the egg yolks into a mixing bowl and set the whites aside in a separate bowl. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract together until they're light and fluffy, then add the water.

Step 3

Sift the flour in to a small bowl. Add the baking powder, and sift the mixture again. Stir the flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture and mix until blended.

Step 4

Beat the egg whites with an electric beater until they're stiff and fold them into the sponge cake batter.

Step 5

Pour the sponge cake batter into the oiled pan and bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Allow the sponge cake to cool complete before removing it from the pan. Invert the cooled cake onto a cake platter.

Step 7

Slice the sponge cake and serve it with the strawberries and whipped cream, or any other toppings.