Buttermilk Cake

Buttermilk Cake


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About this recipe: This sponge cake is incredibly moist and delicious. It's also super-easy to make. Enjoy with a dusting of icing sugar or top with your favourite icing.

Jeannette Gartner

Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

  • 155g margarine
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 350g plain flour
  • 45g cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 350ml buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour 20x30cm or similar sized baking tin.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together, then stir in 1 tablespoon buttermilk.
  3. Sieve flour and cornflour together three times, then add baking powder and salt.
  4. Combine 350ml buttermilk with 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Alternate adding buttermilk to margarine mixture with flour.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  6. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 40 minutes.

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