Sponge Cake 🍰

This is my must know sponge cake, is very versatile, and it will be delicious with any topping, frosting or buttercream


Sponge Cake

  • 240 gr plain flour – 2 cups
  • 400 gr caster sugar – 2 cups
  • 30 gr unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup You can skip it, if you want
  • 240 ml vegetable oil – 1 cup
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 ml coffee (without cream or sugar) – 1/2 cup
  • 240 ml buttermilk (substitutions )– 1 cup
  • 5 ml White vinegar or Apple cider vinegar – 1 tsp
  • 5 gr baking powder – 1 tsp
  • 5 gr baking soda – 1 tsp
  • 5gr salt – 1tsp
  • Optional: 10 ml – 1dsp of any aromatic extract (eg.Vanilla)
  • Optional: 5 gr – 1 tsp of any sweet spice


  1. Preheat the oven at 165 C – 325 F
  2. Separate solid ingredients from the liquid ones.
  3. In a bowl mix the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, the salt and the cocoa powder.
  4. In another bowl mix the sugar and the vegetable oil
  5. In the second bowl mix the eggs, the buttermilk and the aromatic extract; until it’s smooth.
  6. Then add to the second bowl the coffee and the vinegar and mix it.
  7. Now very slowly and gently add little by little the second one into the first while you mix it.
  8. Butter and lightly dust the two molds with flour and shake the excess.
  9. Bake it for 40 minutes or until is done (trick)

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