DAY-7 DIY BAKING ( a sponge cake )






  • 1 Cup softened butter 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder



Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease the pan in which the cake is to be baked.




Cream the butter and sugar well. By putting them in a mixing bowl and beating them together till the mixture is light and fluffy.





Add the eggs and vanilla extract . Keep beating the mixture until the eggs are completely mixed.




your mixture should look like this at the end  of this step.

  • Mix the flour and baking powder by sifting them together. 






Add flour. Keep the hand mixer on low or use a wooden spatula to stir the flour into the batter a little at a time. Be careful not to over mix it.




NOTE: TRICK OF THE TRADE…..Add some milk if the batter seems too thick. Make sure not to add extra milk or your batter would get too thin.





Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 1 hour. Keep a check on the cake while it is baking. To know if your cake is done insert a knife or a toothpick into the cake if it comes out clean your cake is ready. Take it out and leave it to cool.

NOTE: Do not keep opening the bake while the cake is rising this will prevent it from sinking at the centre.





  • Dice a cup full of cooking chocolate and put it into a bowl.




  • Add some milk to dissolve it.



  • Add 2 cups of icing sugar or if you don’t have icing sugar grind some sugar in the mixer sift and use it instead.




  • Add 1 teaspoon of butter.
  • Now mix all the above ingredients together in a double boiler.
  • Apply the icing on the cake.
  • Put some icing into a piping bag with the desired nozzle and design the cake with it.
  • To add chocolate decoration mix chocolate pieces with butter in a double boiler, put it in a piping bag, pipe out the desired shapes or design on butter paper and set it in the fridge for 1 hour and then add it to the cake .





I never thought making a cake could be so easy. I am very happy with the outcome. As you can see the cake looks amazing and tasty as well. I really enjoyed baking this cake.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. masercot says:

    I bake a lot, but I’ve never made a sponge cake. I think I’m going to give it a try.

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    1. Do let me know how it turned out… I had a lot of fun making it , hope you do too.

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  2. craftysurf says:

    Great DIY Series!!! 🤙

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you liked it

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation….

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      1. No problem! I have a cousin who makes cakes and they always turn out so pretty! I wish I could do the same but it’s not as simple as it looks sometimes lol I’d rather stick to making door wreaths lol

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      2. lol that is creative too.

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      3. Lol yeah I’d be better off sticking to it and just eating the cake lol haha

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  3. Israel says:

    My mouth is watering already, I’ve got to try this ☺

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    1. I would love to know how it turned out… enjoy baking!!!!!

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  4. Mia says:

    Looks beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It definitely was yum!!!


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