Basic plain sponge cake

    45 min

    This is a simple sponge cake recipe - you can serve it plain sandwiched with jam to make a Victoria sponge cake, or fill with buttercream for a birthday cake.


    Somerset, England, UK
    7406 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
    • 225g (8 oz) butter, at room temperature
    • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4.
    2. Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl.
    3. Mix all of the ingredients using a electric whisk.
    4. Pour the mixture into 2 non-stick 7 inch (18cm) tins.
    5. Place them in the oven till golden brown 15-25 minutes.
    6. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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