12 inch sponge

(10 Posts)
coco2303 Wed 11-Sep-13 13:26:46

How do you make a 12inch sponge light and fluffy??? I am struggling as the 2 occasions I have attempted to make it it has been heavy and greasy. I don't know what I am doing wrong sad . Any tips please the all knowing mumsnetters smile xxx

pipsqueakz Wed 11-Sep-13 14:55:01

What ingredients and quantities?

coco2303 Wed 11-Sep-13 16:22:42

I used 6 cake mixes so..... 1050g flour, sugar, margerine,24 eggs and 6 teaspoons of baking powder

nannycook Wed 11-Sep-13 18:59:19

Coco, got stacks of books that say almost the same, i have one for you if you want,its more a madeira cake, .
700grms butter,and caster sugar.
750grms s/r flour
12eggs
6tbsp milk
Bake on gas 3,150c

Put all ingredients on mixer on slow speed to combine then beat for 2mins till light pale and fluffy.

Cook for 2 or 2 and half hrs.

I struggle with bake cakes from time to time, good job they dont come up very often.

nannycook Wed 11-Sep-13 19:01:05

Try halving the mix and cook in two batches, obviously the ovens on longer but at least your cake will turn out fine.

That seems like a lot confused. I've got a 10 inch sponge in now which I've made many times before and it's 12oz flour/sugar/butter, 6 eggs and 3tsp baking powder. Seems a big jump to 24 eggs...

But it's probably me that's wrong!

pipsqueakz Wed 11-Sep-13 19:20:40

Do u use stork? And do you grease your tins?

coco2303 Wed 11-Sep-13 19:31:00

Thankyou for advice ladies will give your suggestions a whirl.
And I don't use stork, but I do grease my tins xx

pipsqueakz Wed 11-Sep-13 21:15:11

When you use grease use flour too? And stork is best for cakes

coco2303 Wed 11-Sep-13 22:01:47

I do also flour the tin aswell and it was still greasy. Shall try out suggestions and let you know smile

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