DIY organic sponge cake recipe

DIY organic vanilla sponge cake or muffin

I have experimented with many sponge cake recipes and this has been the best of all… If you never had luck with baking a cake, look no further than this recipe! I use this as my base recipe and prepared endless variations by preparing different shapes (cakes / muffins / cupcakes), adding different flavours (vanilla pod / grated lemon 🍋 zest / orange 🍊 zest), adding different nuts (almonds/ walnuts / pecan nuts / hazel nuts) and dry fruits (blueberries/ raisins / dates / figs / cherries 🍒)…


Most of the ingredients are available on amazon or check your local organic store.


  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • In sauce pan melt the butter.
  • Put the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla pod in a large bowl and whip until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time and whip.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder.
  • Gently add the flour into the prepared whipped purée and mix it with a spoon gently folding in one direction.
  • Pour the batter into greased cake pan of desired shape / muffin / cupcake moulds.
  • Sprinkle few chopped nuts or cacao nibs on it or leave it as is.
  • Bake it at 180C for 40mins or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool n then slice 🍰 before serving…

Plain vanilla sponge cake –

homemade diy vanilla sponge cake

Vanilla muffins with chopped nuts & cacao nibs –

homemade diy vanilla muffin with chopped nuts & cacao nibs

Vanilla sponge cake with cacao nibs

homemade organic vanilla sponge cake with cacao nibs in mason jar

Stored in a airtight glass mason jar –

homemade organic vanilla sponge cake with cacao nibs in mason jar
Do try it out and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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