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Sweet Sponge Cake recipe

Sweet Sponge Cake recipe

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This is a simple sponge cake that I enjoy with family and friends! It's nice topped with some fruit like strawberries or raspberries.


West Midlands, England, UK

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • For the cake
  • 5 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 heaped tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 small cup milk
  • For the icing
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23cm (9in) round cake tin.
  2. Mix the granulated sugar, caster sugar and melted butter together in a small bowl.
  3. Mix flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Make a hole in the middle. Add the melted butter mixture and mix gently.
  4. Whisk egg whites until almost stiff. Gradually add the yolks; continue whisking to reach a deep orange colour. Fold this mixture into the cake mixture, adding as much milk as needed to create a creamy, slightly running mixture. Keep the rest of the milk for the icing.
  5. Pour mixture into the cake tin. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  6. For Icing: In a clean bowl, mix icing sugar, vanilla extract, a few tablespoons milk and softened butter. Whisk together to form a thick, creamy icing. Spread evenly on top of the cake when it has cooled.

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