After a long list of savory dishes thought of making something sweet. Nothing better than a Basic Vanilla Sponge cake that is loved by all. Best part is its an hassle free cake which requires no rigorous beating to make the batter (am too lazy for that). Also I prefer to make eggless versions where possible so that even my Dad can enjoy it as he is allergic to eggs.
There are many versions on how you can make this basic vanilla sponge cake but for this time I making it using condensed milk - my all time favorite 🙂 This is my tried & tested recipe & has come out perfect every time.
I call it basic cake as its so simple to make that its perfect for beginners to start their baking experience (I started my baking journey too with this one). Secondly this cake goes perfect as base for many sweet dish recipes allowing you to create dessert combinations of your choice.
1/2 cup of milk at room temperature
1/2 cup of condensed milk at room temperature
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
2-3 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 to 1& 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Sift all the dry ingredients together. Now add some flour at a time & whisk. Continue doing this till you have mixed all the flour & you have a lump free batter.
Pour the batter into previously greased baking dish, spread evenly & bake in the oven for about 25-30 mins.
At 30 mins mark, insert a toothpick or knife at the center of the cake, if it comes out clean (i.e. no batter stuck to it) that means our cake is done. Remove it from the oven & let it cool for around 10-15 mins.
Once its cool enough to handle, keep the plate on top of baking dish & just flip, your cake should come out easily. That's it, slice it & enjoy every bite of this soft spongy delicious cake.
I like serving this cake warm sprinkled with some confectionery sugar.