vanilla sponge cake
Vanilla Sponge Cake
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. Cake
  2. 7 oz / 300g self raising flour
  3. 3 level tsp baking powder
  4. 4 oz / 115g sugar
  5. 4 1/2 fl oz / 125 ml vegetable oil
  6. 11 1/2 fl oz / 325 ml cold water
  7. 2 tsp vanilla essence
  9. Filling
  10. 3 oz / 85g non-dairy spread
  11. 6 oz / 170g icing sugar
  12. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Divide the mixture between two well greased round tins.
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Take out of oven and leave to cool.
  4. Meanwhile make the filling by mixing all the filling ingredients together.
  5. You can use it to sandwich the cakes together, along with some jam, or you can use some of it to sandwich the cakes together and the rest to decorate the top.
  6. You can also omit the filling and sandwich the cakes together with jam, with a dusting of icing sugar on the top.
Adapted from
Eat Plants Not Animals