Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake



  • 500g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 250g soft butter or margarine
  • 125ml milk
  • 250g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • 50g strawberry jam
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g whipped cream

Method (click to mark as completed)

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Grease and line a deep 23cm round cake tin.
  3. Put everything into the bowl, mix on speed ‘1’ for 30 seconds, then on speed ‘2’ for 3 minutes or until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, and bake in the centre of the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  5. Before removing the cake from the oven, test to see if it’s done. Pierce the centre of the cake with a skewer. If no mixture sticks to it, the cake is cooked.
  6. Turn the cake onto a wire tray and allow to cool.
  7. Cut in half with a serrated bread knife. Spread the lower half with the jam and top with cream. Top with other half of sponge and serve.

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