Super simple sponge (cake)
Happy Easter my cheeky bunnies – although I’m not too happy with having lost an essential hour of sleep!
Today at 8am, to fit around a busy schedule and of course the sunday morning gym session, I have already been busy in the kitchen making my favourite Super Simple Sponge.
It’s a regularly requested bake but doesn’t last long in our house – lucky it takes no time at all to make! Sometimes you just need a timeless classic
Start with collecting together your ingredients. I have to do this because otherwise I would forget something vital, and I think it just helps keep things stress free when you know you have everything out and ready.
- 250g/6oz self raising flour
- 250/6oz caster sugar
- 250g/6oz softened butter
- 3 eggs
- vanilla essence
- an oven, preheated to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
- Cake tin. pick a shape. then line it (butter and greaseproof paper)
Just mix it all together. Cream the butter and sugar into a smooth paste before beating in the eggs (one at a time please!). Then all you need to do is fold in the flour. Done!
I actually took this a step further (considering I’m now a level 2 cook) and decided to make a marble cake. All you need to do is add cocoa powder to half the mix and splodge it around in your lined cake tin.
It almost looks like a professional did this, don’t you think?
Bake for 26 minutes (check using a knife and see if it comes out clean) and then leave to cool.
Then covered it in buttercream icing.
Definitely one that requires a cup of tea. Enjoy!
because i’m such a babe – here’s a printable version of this essential recipe – Super simple sponge – print out