Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe | How to Make Eggless Sponge Cake

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What is an Eggless Sponge Cake?

Eggless sponge cake is a very basic cake. It is soft, moist, delicious and as it name suggests spongy. This particular cake has been baked in a pressure cooker. Still it is nothing less than perfect. Having said that I also need to mention that cookers are not meant for baking. So if you are a crazy baker and even if you are not all that crazy, it is better to invest in a good oven and then just bake and bake and bake. After all, happiness is knowing that there is a cake in the oven.

I have an oven with a glass top. I love to see my cakes rise. But this time I felt blind. I just had no clue how the cake was behaving inside the cooker. I was anxious. Yes, baking has that effect on me. It can make me anxious, nervous, happy, sad etc etc etc. Anyways after the longest 40 minutes when I opened the pressure cooker the anxiousness immediately converted into happiness. The cake had doubled, it had browned beautifully, I had rose evenly, it couldn’t have been better. 

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Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe

Prep time  15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 60 minutes
Makes 8-10 pieces

Ingredients for Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe

  • 3 tbsp or 40 g butter
  • 3 tbsp or 45 g oil
  • 1/3 cup or 50 g powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup or 240 g condensed milk
  • 1 cup or 240 ml milk
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cup or 200 g all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 200 g salt for baking the cake

How to make Eggless Sponge Cake

1. Prepare the cooker for baking the cake

For that take a large cooker at least 5 l capacity.
Make a salt bed at the bottom. You will need some 200 g to 350 g salt for this. It depends on the size of the cooker.
Place a plate with holes on it. The holes will ensure that the heat passes to the cake tin.
Preheat this cooker for 10 minutes.
EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE 12. Prepare the cake pan

Take a 7” cake pin. Grease it with butter or oil and line it with a greased parchment paper.


3. Mix the sugar, butter and oil

In a large bowl take 3 tbsp butter. The butter should be at room temperature. Add 3 tbsp oil. The oil should be at room temperature;). Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar.


4. Whisk the mix for 1 minute

The mixture will be well incorporated and light.


5. Prepare the condensed milk mix

Add 3/4 cup condensed milk to the above mix. Whisk for 3-4 minutes. The mixture will become absolutely flowy and smooth.


6. Prepare the milk mix

Take 1 cup milk. The milk SHOULD NOT be cold. Add 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix.


7. Keep aside for 5 minutes

Let the condensed milk mix and milk mix have some last time conversations.


8. Toss the chopped nuts in some flour (out of 1 and 1/2 cup flour)

I have read that this avoids the sinking of nut but frankly I did not see that happening. Still, since I had done it I have mentioned it.


9. Prepare the dry ingredients mix

Sieve together 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.


10. Mix the dry ingredients and condensed milk mix and milk mix

Add the dry ingredients to the condensed milk mix. Add in batches. Also add the milk mix. Add in batches. Fold in everything. DO NOT OVER-MIX.


11. Pour the batter in the greased pan


13. Bake the cake

Place the cake pan in the pre-heated cooker. Close the lid. REMOVE THE WHISTLE. Let it bake for 35-40 minutes or till the inserted toothpick comes out clean.


14. Slice the cake

Let it cool completely and then demould it. Cut it and serve.

15. Bon appétit

Eggless Sponge Cake Recipe


  • Don’t skip preheating the oven/pressure cooker
  • Measure the ingredients properly
  • Ensure the ingredients are at the room temprature
  • Just fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • Do not over bake the cake

This is a very basic cake. You can convert it into a tutti fruitti cake or a coconut cake or a party cake by using icing of your choice.

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Collection of eggless cakes recipes

Given above is the basic cake. I have plenty of cake recipes on the blog, there is something for everyone, if you like fruity flavours, there is a tutti frutti cake. If your favourite flavour is chocolate, there is a chocolate truffle cake. If you are indecisive, there is a marble cake. And here is the collection of eggless cake recipes.

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  1. Divya December 26, 2018

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