Sponge Cake for dessert anyone?

We have had an abundance of eggs lately as our girls have been performing fantastically so I asked what the family wanted for dessert and it was a unanimous..”Sponge Cake please!”
So here is a fairly simple sponge cake recipe which is very light and moist and the best thing is, it only has four ingredients.

Sponge Cake


  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 60 g melted butter


  • Grease 2 x deep, 20cm round cake tins and line bases with baking paper.
  • Sift flour three times to aerate it
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl on medium-high speed for 6 minutes, or until mixture is thick, pale and tripled in volume.

  • Gradually sift flour over egg mixture, add melted butter, while simultaneously folding in with a large metal spoon until just combined. Divide mixture between prepared tins.

  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cakes have shrunk away from the sides slightly and spring back when gently touched.
  • Turn out on to baking paper-lined wire racks. Carefully peel away baking paper, then leave to cool.

  • When cool, fill with cream, jam, fruit or whatever takes your fancy

  • Thanks for such a lovely recipe. My Nan used to make the most amazing sponges.

  • Your sponge looks amazing. I love that you take photos to go with the Method. It's like watching you bake.

    A cooking question…. why do the eggs need to be at room temperature?

  • Yay for your chookies behaving so well! That sponge looks and sounds delicious and doable. I'm definitely going to have a go. ps Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog. XX

  • Thanks for your great comments ladies.
    If you bring the egg whites to room temperature before whipping it ensures the whites will triple in volume as more air can get in.

  • Oh yumm!!! It looks so good!

  • The photos you took are so good, makes me want to put this on the menu very soon!

  • I too am amazed how well you handle the DESSERT preparation (let alone the dinner) AND manage the camera while all the time presenting us with gorgeously styled shots!

  • Oh yum! Look at the spongeyness of your sponge!

  • Yummmmmmmmmmm

    Did you end up getting anymore recipe ideas for eggwhites? I still have a carton in my fridge!

  • Merci Cathie, it looks fabulous and I did not know about the temperature for the eggs, so thanks Nikki as well :)When I look at your photos is does remind me that I dream about getting one of those electric mixer beautiful thing;)one day;)

  • thanks so much for the comment on my blog!:)

    You have a very nice blog..thanks for the recipe..looks delicious!