Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake in a Microwave/ Easy Basic Sponge Cake Recipe

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Dec. 17, 2015

An easy and quick vanilla-flavoured sponge cake, ready in a jiffy, without the hassles of pre-heating and long baking times. Mix the ingredients as explained and pop them into the microwave, and you have a warm, aromatic Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ready on the table within minutes. Enjoy the sponge cake as it is, or with ice-cream and chocolate sauce.


Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (maida)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Soft butter 1/2 Tablespoon (for greasing)
Sour curd 4 Tablespoon (khatta dahi)
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Melted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Powdered sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon



1. Grease a 150 mm. (6") diameter shallow microwave safe dish using soft butter. Line it with a piece of greaseproof paper at the bottom of the dish and again grease it using a little soft butter.

2. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder and keep aside.

3. Combine the curds and baking soda in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.

4. Combine the butter, sugar and ¼ cup of hot water in another bowl and mix well using a whisk. 

5. Add the curds-baking soda mixture, plain flour-baking powder mixture and vanilla essence and mix well to make a smooth batter.

6. Pour the batter into the greased microwave safe glass dish and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.

7. Remove from the microwave and keep aside to cool for 5 minutes. 

8. Loosen the edges with help of a butter knife and unmould. Remove the butter paper and discard it.

9. Use as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 4 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1752Calories from Fat 805

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 92 g141.5%

Saturated Fat 57 g285%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1118 mg46.58%

Total Carbohydrates 219 g73%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 94 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet