Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge Cake

Ingredients for Sponge

225g (8 oz) self-raising flour

225g (8 oz) butter, at room temperature

225g (8 oz) caster sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

 

Method

Prep: 20min  ›  Cook: 25min  ›  Ready in: 45min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4.

  2. Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl.

  3. Mix all of the ingredients using an electric or hand whisk.

  4. Pour the mixture into 2 non-stick 7 inch (18cm) tins.

  5. Place them in the oven till golden brown 15-25 minutes.

  6. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

 

Ingredients for Frosting

250g butter

200g icing sugar, sift

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

 

Method 

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.

Love, Pook