Perfect gluten free sponge cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This extremely easy, gluten free sponge cake is foolproof and tastes great. Plus you only need 4 ingredients to make the sponge. Fill with jam or simply dust the top with icing sugar.


    County Dublin, Ireland
    25 people made this

    Makes: 1 sponge cake

    • 5 eggs, at room temperature
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 150g cornflour, sifted
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line the bottom of a 20cm springform cake tin with baking parchment. Grease the parchment, then dust with cornflour.
    2. Using a stand mixer, whisk eggs and caster sugar at medium speed for at least 10 to 15 minutes, until mixture turns light and fluffy.
    3. Use a wooden spoon to add in sifted cornflour, a little at a time, and mix until combined. Stir in vanilla extract.
    4. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden in colour. Try not to open oven door during baking time for best results.
    5. Remove from oven, let stand for a few minutes before turning cake over onto a wire rack to cool. Loosen the side of the springform tin and shake the cake loose.
    6. Dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruit and cream if desired.

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