Basic Eggless Sponge Cake(stove)

I love baking cake so tried many recipes and this one came out very well, whenever I tried. Every baker has basic cake recipe which he uses as a base of all cake . Mine is this one.


  • 2 cups (280 gm) all purpose or plain flour ( Maida )-cake flour can be used. Note: If you want to make chocolate cake replace 3 Tbsp of all purpose flour with 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder.
  • 1 cup (400 gms) sweetened condensed milk (I used amul mithai mate small tin)
  • 1/2 cup (60 ml) softened butter (I used Amul butter salted small)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda (soda bi-carb)
  • 1 tsp Vinegar(optional but will bring great texture in your cake)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup ( about 125 ml) Milk or water(for vegan, add water)-can be added more or less to adjust consistency of batter
  • Sugar can be added if needed but condensed milk is sweet enough to make cake perfect NOTE: Everything has to be room temperature.


Sift the flour along with Baking powder and Soda together in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the condensed milk, butter, vanilla essence along with milk(or water).Stir well until combined and it’s smooth. Now add all mixed dry ingredients to wet one and mix gently.The batter should be of a dropping consistency. Pour this into a greased cake pan.

Note : If you are adding cocoa powder sieve it along with all purpose flour.


Preheat Oven at 350F (about 180C). Place the tray on middle rack in preheated oven.Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 300F (150C) and bake for another 15 is ready when the cake starts leaving the sides of the pan, get a brown tinge. to check insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and it should come dry and clean.Remove from the Oven. Let it sit for few minutes (about 5 minutes). Invert it upside down (so that the bottom is now on top) on a plate. The cake is ready.


Preheat the kadai or pan along with 1/2 cup salt for 1-2 minutes on full high flame (I am using Kadai).  Check if the kadai is ready by touching the lid if its hot enough for your palm then its ready for cake pan to go in. Reduce the flame to sim (high sim).Check after 40 minutes by inserting toothpick in the center of the cake and it should come dry and clean. Remove from stove.Let it sit for few minutes (about 5-10 minutes). Turn it upside down (so that the bottom is now on top) on a plate. The cake is ready. This cake topping was done by my kids. They love cake and always ask me for that. They added hershey chocolate syrup , gems, chocolate sprinkles and store bought sugar flowers. You can do your own icing .


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