So tonight I wanted to use my strawberry that were loosing their freshness and felt like doing an easy vanilla sponge cake and incorporate the strawberries.


Cupboard ingredients:

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk (I actually used almond milk as I no longer has cow milk)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

1 pack of fresh strawberries

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Butter your regular round tart oven-safe dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs together until slightly thickened – about one minute.
  4. Add sifted flour, milk, oil, baking powder and vanilla essence, and beat for another minute – just until the batter is smooth and creamy. Don’t overbeat. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan(s).
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the tops are golden and a toothpick poked into the centre of the layer comes out clean. Adapt the time of course to your oven.
  6. You can serve plane or you can top it with an icing (cream cheese or simple icing sugar).