Simple Vanilla Sponge Cake


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About this recipe: An incredibly quick and easy cake to make when you're short of time. Enjoy with a light dusting of icing sugar or top with your favourite icing. You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes.

Karen Moran

Makes: 1 20cm square cake

  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 70g margarine
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

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

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20cm square tin.
  2. Sieve flour, cornflour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add margarine and milk. Mix until smooth, then add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  3. Pour into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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