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This Easy Sponge Cake recipe is delicious and quick to make. My light and moist vanilla sponge cake is super versatile. It can be used to make layered birthday cakes, strawberry shortcakes, trifles, icebox cakes, mini desserts, and more.

Baking a Sponge Cake is an art and even most seasoned cooks sometimes struggle to get the right spongy texture. Generally all cake recipes require using egg to make it soft, and due to this, baking a cake at home becomes prohibitive if you don’t prefer to use egg or follow strict vegetarian food diet. 

With this Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe’s step by step photo guide, carefully measured ingredients and detailed explanation of process, making a soft and spongy cake at home is very easy. Unlike other Vanilla Cake Recipes, this recipe doesn’t use butter or condensed milk.

Instead, it uses plain curd (yogurt), baking soda and baking powder to make the cake spongy and fluffy. Plain curd and baking soda reacts with one another which makes cake soft while baking powder makes it raise during baking, giving it a light and fluffy texture.


  • 3 large or 4 medium eggs
  • 1 lemon yogurt
  • Sugar (2 measures of yogurt)
  • Flour (3 measures of yogurt)
  • Sunflower oil or olive oil (1 measure of yogurt)
  • 1 sachet of baking powder (16 gr of baking powder)
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Butter and flour (to grease the mold)
  • Powdered sugar for decorating (optional)


Heat the oven to 150º.

Beat the eggs and add the sugar, the yogurt, the sunflower oil and the lemon zest (without the white part, because it would be bitter). Combine the flour with the baking powder, add to the previous mixture and beat well.

Grease a mold with butter, sprinkle with flour and shake off the remaining flour. Pour the mixture into the mold. If we want the yeast to have more effect, let the dough rest for 15 minutes before putting it in the oven.

Bake in the oven. It will be ready when a toothpick comes out clean (I do not give time because each oven is different).

Remove and temper. Unmold by running a knife around the edges of the mold. It can be decorated with powdered sugar.