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Trinidad Sponge Cake

Course Desserts
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter unsalted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp.cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk evaporated


  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cream sugar and butter until smooth.
  • Beat the eggs. Add one at a time. Mix the lemon juice and milk. Fold in a ⅓ flour and a ⅓ lemon juice and milk liquid, repeat. Beat in the vanilla essence.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven until it leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Alternatively, test with a thin knife; insert in the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is done.