3-Ingredient Sponge Cake Recipe: Oven and Microwave Methods


When it comes to easy and delicious desserts, the 3-ingredient sponge cake stands out. Perfect for every occasion, this recipe is versatile enough to be made in both the oven and the microwave. We’ve consolidated the various versions of this recipe from top food blogs and curated the most straightforward approach for you. Whether you have a sudden dessert craving or are planning ahead, this cake has you covered.


  • 5 large eggs (or 4 extra-large eggs)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (50 g) – melted butter (ad)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Oven Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (177C). Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. No need to grease.
  • Separate egg whites and yolks, ensuring no yolk mixes with the whites.
  • Using a spatula, gently fold in the flour by thirds, ensuring you don’t overmix and lose the batter’s fluffiness.
  • Transfer the batter to an oiled baking pan. A springform baking pan, size between 9-12 inches, is recommended.
  • Bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes. Check the cake with a wooden toothpick to ensure it’s cooked through.

Microwave Instructions

  • Add the milk to your batter and whisk or use a handheld beater for about a minute.
  • Pour the mixture into a microwave-safe dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes on high power. Check the cake after 6 minutes by inserting a toothpick in the center.


This simple sponge cake is perfect for those who want a quick and easy dessert. With just three ingredients, you can whip up this delicious treat in no time, whether you prefer to use the oven or the microwave. For added flavor and texture, consider adding some fresh fruit or a dusting of powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!

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