Whether you're looking for a simple dessert to serve at a dinner party or you're just craving something sweet and satisfying, sponge cake is a great choice.
4 eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter and flour.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer until the mixture is pale yellow and thick.
Add the vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in three parts, folding gently after each addition. Fold in the melted butter until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!
Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking. Don't over mix the batter or you'll lose the lightness of the cake.
Be sure to cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it to prevent it from sticking to the pan.