Free Vanilla Sponge Cake Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Free Vanilla Sponge Cake
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 4
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1. Tools & Ingredients

Paul starts by talking through all the ingredients and quantities that he will be using. All are listed and available to download in the INGREDIENTS tab below.

If you are needing to bake a different sized cake then check out our Cake Recipe Re-Sizing Calculator which is available under Resources on the CakeFlix main menu.

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2. Making and baking the cakes

In this lesson, you will learn how to make the batter for you cakes and learn the secrets to a perfect bake!

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3. Making the buttercream

Paul shows you his very simple 2 to 1 method for making creamy and delicious buttercream.

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4. Decorating the cake

Now that the cake has been baked, it’s time to add the lovely fillings!

Free Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe Tutorial

In this free Vanilla sponge cake recipe tutorial, Paul Bradford shows you his method to baking a luxurious and tasty vanilla sponge cake!

This cake is ideal for buttercream decorations, which compliment the light sponge. If you are after a different recipe then check out the extensive LIBRARY of over 1,300 cake decorating and baking tutorials on CakeFlix.

Amongst the baking tutorials you’ll find a delicious red velvet, moist chocolate cake, lemon and poppy seed, carrot cake and much much more.

Vanilla Sponge downloadable tools and ingredients

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  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 200g castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • Baking powder
  • Strawberry jam


Buttercream Recipe

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • Splash of milk or condensed milk
  • Paddle mixer
  • Sieve
  • Palette knife
  • Spatulas
  • Greaseproof paper
  • 2 x 20cm round cake tins
  • Scales
  • Cooling rack
  • Bamboo stick
Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  

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