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easy 3-ingredient sponge cake layered on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Easy 3-Ingredient Sponge Cake

This sponge cake is so light and fluffy and can you believe it only requires three ingredients? It is a great base cake that can be used with a variety of dishes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 23 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European, Italian
Keyword: airy, fluffy, soft, spongy
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • 9-inch round cake pans (2)
  • cookie rack
  • parchment paper
  • Sifter
  • Shortening or cooking spray


  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar 200g
  • 1 cup of cake flour or all-purpose plain flour (125g)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Add the room temp eggs to a large bowl and beat them on medium speed with a mixer for a few minutes then on medium-high speed for another few minutes until they turn pale.
  • Next, slowly add in the sugar a few tablespoons at a time while beating the eggs. Continue beating until all the sugar is incorporated. You will wind up beating it for 10 to 15 minutes. Keep beating until when you lift up the beaters a ribbon of batter falls to the bowl and piles up for a few seconds and keeps its shape before dissipating into the batter.
  • Sift the flour and FOLD it into the batter a little bit at a time. Don't use the mixer and don't stir it in. This ensures that you aren't destroying those little air bubbles you worked so hard to create.
  • Prepare two round 9-inch cake pans by spraying them with cooking spray or using shortening. Add a piece of round parchment paper on the bottom as well for an added precaution.
  • Evenly fill up the cake pans, they will be about 2/3rds full. Spread out the tops so they are level, then bake the pans in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 23 to 28 minutes.
    Don't check the cake before 22 or 23 minutes, this may cause it to deflate. They will be done when they are nice and golden brown on top.
  • Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes in the pan. Then remove the cake layers from the pans and take off the parchment paper. Set them on a cookie rack to cool completely.
  • Frost the cake, or serve it with strawberries, whipped cream, etc. Totally up to you how you use this cake. Enjoy!



These nutritional facts are for the cake itself and don't include any toppings like frosting, fruit, whipped cream, etc. 
Easy 3-ingredient sponge cake nutritional facts