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Sponge Cake

Adapted from Marion Cunningham's Lazy Daisy Cake in 'The Fannie Farmer Baking Cookbook', this is an easy cake recipe for beginners and tasty too!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 8" round cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ.

  2. Line an 8" round cake pan with an 8" parchment circle. Grease and flour the cake pan. Set aside.

  3. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

  4. In a small saucepan, heat the milk over low heat. Add the butter and stir until melted.

  5. Beat the eggs until they are foamy and lemon colored. Gradually beat in the sugar, then the vanilla.

  6. Add the dry ingredients and warm milk alternately to the first mixture. Mix well.

  7. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Place on a rack for cooling.