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Delicious Mini Sponge Cake Recipe

Heavenly Mini Sponge Cakes: Light and Airy Treats in Every Bite

Delicious Mini Sponge Cake Recipe

Calling all dessert lovers! Are you craving a light, airy, and melt-in-your-mouth treat? Look no further than these delightful Mini Sponge Cakes! These bite-sized wonders are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt. Imagine fluffy clouds of cake bursting with flavor – that's the magic you'll experience with every bite.

What Makes These Mini Sponge Cakes Special?

  • Light and Airy: Separating the egg whites and whisking them to stiff peaks creates a light and airy texture that's the hallmark of a perfect sponge cake.
  • Perfectly Sweet: The balanced amount of sugar ensures sweetness without overpowering the delicate cake flavor.
  • Bite-Sized Bliss: The mini size makes these cakes perfect for portion control or indulging in a few without feeling overwhelmed.


  • 6 egg whites
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 85 g sugar
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 90 g cake flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 70 ml milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Step-by-Step Guide to Mini Sponge Cake Perfection:

  1. Whipping Up the Clouds (Egg Whites): Begin by separating the egg whites from the yolks. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they reach a foamy consistency. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat. Don't stop until stiff peaks form – these are pointed tips that hold their shape when you lift the beaters. This step incorporates air into the whites, which is what creates the light and airy texture.
  2. Oil and Flour Mixture: In a separate bowl, heat the vegetable oil for a short time. You can do this in the microwave on high for 90 seconds or on the stovetop for one minute. This step activates the gluten in the flour, leading to a slightly sturdier cake structure. Whisk together the warmed oil, cake flour (or all-purpose flour), and a pinch of salt.
  3. Bringing it All Together: Add the egg yolks and milk to the oil and flour mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can deflate the air incorporated into the egg whites.
  4. Folding in the Meringue Magic: Here comes the delicate part! Gently fold the meringue (whipped egg whites) into the batter using a spatula. Use a folding motion to incorporate the air without losing the volume.
  5. Baking in a Water Bath: Pour the batter into a greased and lined baking tin. Tap the tin gently on your counter a few times to release any air bubbles trapped in the batter. Place the cake tin on a larger baking sheet. Here's a secret to achieving a moist and even bake – create a water bath! Simply pour hot water into the larger baking sheet surrounding the cake tin. This will create a steamy environment that helps the cake bake evenly and prevents it from drying out.
  6. Baking to Perfection: Bake the mini sponge cake in a preheated oven at 150°C (300°F) for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cooling and Enjoying: After baking, tap the cake tin on the counter a few times to prevent shrinking. This helps release any steam that might have condensed inside the cake. Let the cake cool completely in the tin before attempting to slice it. Letting the cake cool completely helps it firm up and avoids crumbling when sliced.
  8. Mini Sponge Cake Bliss: Slice your mini sponge cake and enjoy the delightful combination of light and airy texture with a touch of sweetness. These bite-sized treats are perfect for afternoon tea, a light dessert, or anytime you need a pick-me-up!


  • For best results, whip your egg whites when they're at room temperature. Cold egg whites will not reach stiff peaks as easily.
  • Don't overmix the batter once you incorporate the egg whites. Overmixing can deflate the air and lead to a denser cake.
  • For a touch of variety, you can dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar before serving.