About this recipe:A simple and delicious sponge cake, which is a cinch to make. Enjoy with a light dusting of icing sugar or serve with a dollop of jam or whipped cream.
300g caster sugar
200g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one large loaf tin or one 26cm tube cake tin.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk and the butter. Do not boil.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light coloured. Gradually add the sugar to the eggs, then stir in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the hot milk and butter. Beat only until combined. Stir in the vanilla. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 to 50 minutes. Let cake cool in tin for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the tin and cool on a wire rack.