Monday, January 9, 2012

Any excuse for a cake

It seems in our household that any excuse for a cake is a good one. A quick morning tea with my parents and sister which just happened to coincide with a birthday. The birthday was for my parents's dog, Mia, so their really was no need for a celebration cake but the humans enjoyed it even if the birthday girl had not even a taste.

I don't often make sponge cakes but I was in the mood to have something a little light and it works a treat with a cup of tea.

Simple Sponge Cake


4 eggs

165 grams white sugar

100 grams cornflour (wheaten)

30 grams custard powder

1/2 tsp bicarb

jam of choice

whipped cream


Preheat oven to 180 degC.

Grease two 20cm round cake tins.

Beat eggs and sugar for about 10 minutes until thick and creamy and the sugar has dissolved.

Sift the dry ingredients twice and then sift over the eggy mixture. Fold gently until combined.

Divide mixture between the two cake tins and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.Turn cakes out onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool.

Sandwich the cooled cakes together with jam and cream.

Dust with icing sugar and enjoy.

I'm sure it would be better to use caster sugar but I usually don't have it at hand and regular white sugar seems to work just fine for me.



joolzmac said...

Ooh, I can see I will have get out my new mixer and give a sponge a go! Married 25 years and never made a vanilla sponge - stay tuned!


Phoebe said...

Yumo! Me thinks I will have to make one this week, it looks fabulous!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Yum Yum... I'm sure it would taste like my grandmother's used to make :)