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Victoria sponge cake recipe is an easy vanilla sponge cake recipe, you can make them in less than an hour and can serve it plain  or sandwiched with jam to make an easy sponge cake, or fill with buttercream for a happy birthday cake.


  • 4 Large Egg Whites (120 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 120 grams Fine Sugar
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks (72 grams)
  • 120 grams Plain Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 30 grams Oil (30 ml.)
  • 40 grams Milk (40 ml.)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence


Separate the egg yolk and egg white

Beat the egg whites .Add sugar(90 g) little by little and beat until they form stiff peaks.It may take around 8-10 minutes

Beat the egg yolks and then add the rest of sugar, vanilla extract, oil and milk and combine together using a whisk.

Add the dry ingredients ito this and combine them together until everything is just combined and you get a homogenous mixture.

Now fold in the egg white into this yolk mixture.Take care not to deflate the lovely air pockets we have created.

Now our cake batter is ready.

Transfer the batter on to parchment lined baking pan.

Pan Size: 18 cm

Bake the cake.

Oven Temperature:350 F for 30-40 minutes


Watch the video to see how easy it is to make victoria sponge cake

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Victoria sponge cake :Printable recipe

Vanilla sponge cake

Victoria sponge cake recipe

Victoria sponge cake recipe to help you make soft spongy cake in a very simple method
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, French, Italian
Servings 1 medium sized cake


  • 4 Large Egg Whites (120 grams)
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 120 g Fine Sugar
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks (72 grams)
  • 120 g Plain Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 30 g Oil (30 ml.)
  • 40 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • Separate the egg yolk and egg white
  • Beat the egg whites.Add sugar little by little until it forms medium stiff peaks
  • Beat the egg yolks and then add the rest of sugar,vanilla extract,milk and egg.
    Then add the flour and salt and sift in the powdered ingredients.Combine them to gether to form a smooth mixture.
  • Add the egg white foam into this and fold in to form a uniform batter.Take care not to deflate the lovely airpockets that we have created.
  • Our cake batter is now ready.
  • Transfer this on to a parchment lined baking tray.
    Bake @ 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes


Keyword vanilla sponge cake, victoria sponge cake
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Recipe Rating

Nyoman Nilawati

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

I made this sponge cake just now , it's super tender,delicious and pretty, thank you so much, Bincy 🥰