Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

  • Published on Jun 12, 2015
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  • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery

    Recipe Link:

    • Elsa Aita
      Elsa Aita 29 days ago

      Website won't open

    • ellen G
      ellen G Month ago

      At first, Im disappointed for I cant find the exact recipe as what its been demonstrated in the video. But,Im glad I scrolled down and found this link attached. I hope you edit the links in this youtube video and include this one. Again thank you, I am gonna try to bake this recipe today.

    • Tammi MacClellan Heupel
      Tammi MacClellan Heupel 3 months ago +1

      @J B As it says directly under the video, here is the link to the vegan version:

    • miss khan
      miss khan 8 months ago

      Can I use oil instead butter plz tell me.

    • Sophia Rolli
      Sophia Rolli 9 months ago

      Can you make it in a sheet

  • Rachana Cherry
    Rachana Cherry 7 days ago

    OMG!!!! The cake came out supeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr good. Thanks so much. I made half recipe, nice texture and taste. I have a question- Can replace butter with oil? Thanks so much :)

  • Emma Harris
    Emma Harris 9 days ago

    How do u know how much to put in

  • sarah United
    sarah United 9 days ago

    How many eggs and all the rest of ingredients, thank you

  • Emilia Serrano
    Emilia Serrano 12 days ago

    Hello... this cake is the same as yellow cake?

  • Gulab jamun Master
    Gulab jamun Master 14 days ago

    U have to shift the flour & u didn’t mentioned baking P...??? U have to mention everything u adding

  • Abi Moragoshele
    Abi Moragoshele Month ago

    Hei Gretchen I’ve tried this sponge a few years back I remember it was good. And super moist and fluffy. I have a question however, can this sponge be used for a stacked wedding cake ?

  • Arlinda Rojas
    Arlinda Rojas Month ago

    Buenos Dias me podria Dar la receta en español Saludos soy de venezuela

  • Mn Zhb
    Mn Zhb Month ago

    Best vanilla cake recipe ever!!

  • Judy Gomez
    Judy Gomez Month ago

    I've made this recipe several times, yesterday was the first time someone told me it was dense.....what went wrong?

  • Vanessa Puyat
    Vanessa Puyat Month ago

    measurement pls

  • Amrita Chatterjee
    Amrita Chatterjee Month ago

    Can we have the exact measuments of all thoese ingredients

  • Quinton Tillmon
    Quinton Tillmon Month ago

    Thank you for posting this recipe!

  • The Awkward Dog
    The Awkward Dog Month ago

    Wait, this is a vegan bakery channel but she used butter and milk...

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  Month ago

      The Awkward Dog This is an old video from before I went vegan several years ago all the new vegan recipes are here

  • Emmelyn Flores Mendoza
    Emmelyn Flores Mendoza 2 months ago

    Oh my God thank you so much the recipe your recipe really work done to help me for my first ever cake thanks a lot whenever I i want to make a cake i will watch your videos thank you

  • ipLyricxVEVO ღ
    ipLyricxVEVO ღ 2 months ago +1

    *wow your kitchen is more organized than my life* 😣

  • Vashti Rama
    Vashti Rama 2 months ago

    can I make without milk

  • peace of God Prayer ministry

    Nice job GOD bless you

  • rahina k
    rahina k 3 months ago +1

    Best vanilla sponge cake

  • Esther Ortiz
    Esther Ortiz 3 months ago

    Can you use powder sugar instead of granulated sugar?

  • Amne Issack
    Amne Issack 3 months ago

    I CNT see the measurementssss... Pls reply

  • fatima Ahmed wada
    fatima Ahmed wada 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for baking the cake

  • Michelle Nguyen
    Michelle Nguyen 4 months ago +1

    Thank you very much beautiful lady , I make it yesterday and it turn out so perfect

  • Als
    Als 4 months ago

    you didn't mention the amount of ingredients

  • Saran Kaur
    Saran Kaur 4 months ago

    Egg in vegan recipe???????

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  4 months ago

      Saran Kaur this is an old video from before I transitioned my channel (and life) to vegan

  • Asansol Durgapur Cake
    Asansol Durgapur Cake 4 months ago

    delivery link for yumms cakes

  • Vidhi Rana
    Vidhi Rana 5 months ago

    can i use maida instead of all purpouse flour

  • Akhil Veeru
    Akhil Veeru 5 months ago +3

    U didn't mentioned the quantities. Please reupload it again with quantities. 😂😂😂

  • Florence Boakye
    Florence Boakye 5 months ago

    Hello Gretchen, I tried your cake and my came out hard like bread I don't know what happened. I followed your steps too. What could be the problem.

  • Indica Rosa
    Indica Rosa 5 months ago

    I want to know the quantity of each ingredient.....can someone help me?

  • Minol Abraham
    Minol Abraham 5 months ago

    Let me know the measurements of flour butter milk and sugar pls

    • KullanarvoinenMaku
      KullanarvoinenMaku 5 months ago

      🙄 didnt u watch video, at beginning it says "get recipe and the website name"

  • anonymous
    anonymous 5 months ago

    I made this and it’s delicious 😋

  • Yogita Sharma
    Yogita Sharma 5 months ago

    What is the substitute of eggs for vegetarians ?

  • MJKcakes
    MJKcakes 5 months ago +1

    I wish I would have saved the original recipe. It worked so well for me. Any change you still have it @gretchen

  • Fozia Mahmood
    Fozia Mahmood 6 months ago

    If I add freeze dried raspberries to the batter, will they sink to bottom of pan?

    • Maria Nikolaou
      Maria Nikolaou 6 months ago

      I haven't done it myself, but I know that if you cover them in flour they won't sink.

  • Keelin Fahy
    Keelin Fahy 6 months ago

    How many eggs did she say

  • Berry
    Berry 6 months ago

    :Gretchen's Vegan Bakery:
    *adds eggs*

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  6 months ago

      this is an old video from before I transitioned my channel to vegan

  • Mrs Begum
    Mrs Begum 6 months ago

    I made this and it was my best cake ever, thanks alot x

  • Riz2314 Mangao
    Riz2314 Mangao 6 months ago +1

    Tried the recipe today it turned out very well, my husband liked the cake so much its perfect... thank u for this recipe...😘

  • Precious
    Precious 6 months ago

    If I use self raising flour - what will be the recipien

  • haley rainosek
    haley rainosek 6 months ago

    why is this a “vegan bakery”, when this isn’t vegan.

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  6 months ago

      This is an old video from before I went vegan

  • Sapna Sikandar
    Sapna Sikandar 6 months ago

    How many minutes preheated nd temperature??

  • Nazish Riaz
    Nazish Riaz 6 months ago

    I made this cake today and follow the recipie fully....but my cake didnt rise what mistake i made can anybody help?

  • LaDolcevita
    LaDolcevita 6 months ago

    Little disappointed that this is still up on your vegan baking channel. It doesn’t align with vegan morals or values at all. I think being vegan means purging of our non vegan past and definitely not keeping up vlogs that support and promote animal cruelty however that’s just my opinion.. like I said, just disappointed to see this.

  • Lynn gues
    Lynn gues 7 months ago

    hi Gretchen can i use fresh raspberries in the recipe to make a vanilla raspberry cake?

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  7 months ago

      yes, its not impossible, but just be aware that this recipe is a very thin batter and many people have trouble with the recipe just regular (as I state in the video and also on the blog post- the key to success is a very thick ribbon stage of the eggs) to to add a heavy ingredients like raspberries may all fall to the bottom first of all and can possibly affect the texture of the cake as the liquids from those berries seep out.
      A better cake that will hold up is a more dense cake like this one CLICK HERE

    PASSION 7 months ago +2

    I love this recipes I made it and come out delicious...thankyou...

  • Luz Queda
    Luz Queda 7 months ago

    Whole milk.. is that cow milk.?? .. then is not veg an

  • Fasi Shafi
    Fasi Shafi 7 months ago

    Waaw super

  • stella akpan
    stella akpan 7 months ago +1

    I tried out this recipe and it was really amazing.. Please Gretchen can u help with a moist red velvet sponge cake.. Thanks In Advance you are the best.

  • iffath rafique
    iffath rafique 8 months ago +1

    Can i add sugar according to taste?? Please reply it's urgent

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  8 months ago

      best to leave the recipe as is, if you take out too much sugar the cake is dry like cornbread, too much it is sticky and gummy and dense

  • Diana Kelley
    Diana Kelley 8 months ago

    Hi can you tell me what a good cake recipe is to use in a tres leches cake that I plan to stack 3 high? 12", 8", 4" Your help appreciated.

  • YERKO Zikovski
    YERKO Zikovski 8 months ago +7

    Hi I just made your sponges and it turned out fantastic so happy going to be in my new recipe now

    be my go to recipe now

  • Ten Der
    Ten Der 8 months ago

    There are simpler ways to make sponge cake that would produce the same result in texture. Why do people put themselves through unnecessary hardships!

  • Bernadeth Ashley Castro

    Can i change the butter with oil?

  • Felicia Wan
    Felicia Wan 8 months ago

    Hi Gretchen. Can I use this recipe to make a dome shaped aka half sphere cake? If yes, how should I adjust the baking time? Appreciate your advice.

  • Yasmeen kauser
    Yasmeen kauser 8 months ago +3

    Woow......its so nice.
    Thank u for sharing with us..

  • ria banerjee
    ria banerjee 8 months ago

    Where was the vanilla??

  • Bangaliana
    Bangaliana 8 months ago

    gretchen can i make birthday cake with this vanilla spong cake? plz let me Know..... thanks...

    • Bangaliana
      Bangaliana 8 months ago +1

      omg!!! gretchen u r my neighbour. I'm in ny...

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  8 months ago

      I'm in the USA, New Jersey :)

    • Bangaliana
      Bangaliana 8 months ago

      @Gretchen's Vegan Bakery thank you gretchen. omg your reply was soooo quick. thanks sweetheart... love you... can I ask you some thing.?? where do you live???

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  8 months ago +1

      yes of course!

  • iffath rafique
    iffath rafique 8 months ago

    Can I use 10" baking pan???? Plz reply

    • iffath rafique
      iffath rafique 8 months ago +1

      @Gretchen's Vegan Bakery...I used 8" and 7 1/2" pan...I'm glad it turned out great ☺️

    • Gretchen's Vegan Bakery
      Gretchen's Vegan Bakery  8 months ago

      this recipe is for 2- perfect 8" layers. If you want to use 2-10" cakes you will have to do 1½X the recipe, otherwise you will have 2- very thin 10" layers.
      OR if you meant: You want to put ALL the batter into a 10" pan, no it will overflow. Be sure not to fill ANY pan more than 3/4 full

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  • imran haq
    imran haq 8 months ago

    hello, I have been watching your videos for many many years ever since you had your own bakery. I wanted to know how to use cake emulsifier in this recipe, and can you explain what happens if we use it, where we can buy it and if there is any substitutes.