Sponge cake

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By Jacksmum1

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  • 175g self-raising flour

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 175g butter or margarine

  • 3 eggs


  1. Weigh the eggs.

  2. Use the weight of the eggs as your guide. For example: if you use three eggs and they weigh 175g, use 175g as the weight for everything else, so 175g sugar, 175g butter/margerine and 175g flour.

  3. Mix the eggs with the flour.

  4. Bung in the butter and sugar.

  5. Mix together until smooth.

  6. Use greaseproof paper and line a cake pan.

  7. Bung mixture into pan and put into oven at 170°C until you can put a knife into the centre of the cake and it comes out clean.

  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack before decorating.

Handy Hint

Buttercream icing goes well with this cake!

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

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  • CadleCrap 31/08/11 20:35

    I did think "Do I weigh eggs with or without shells" but after my brain engaged, I made the cake easily (with jam, cream and strawberries in the middle). It was lovely and still moist the next day. Mine was slightly undercooked so I would ammend cooking time to 20 to 25 mins.

  • PurlyQueen 31/08/09 20:48

    Genius! I made a Victoria sponge cake using 4 eggs and it worked like a dream - soft, moist and utterly delicious!