Sponge Cake Recipe
Ingredients for Sponge
225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
225g (8 oz) butter, at room temperature
225g (8 oz) caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Prep: 20min › Cook: 25min › Ready in: 45min
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4.
Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl.
Mix all of the ingredients using an electric or hand whisk.
Pour the mixture into 2 non-stick 7 inch (18cm) tins.
Place them in the oven till golden brown 15-25 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack before serving.
Ingredients for Frosting
200g icing sugar, sift
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla.
2. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
4. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.