Easy peasy buttermilk sponge cake

Easy peasy buttermilk sponge cake


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About this recipe: Easy to make, moist and scrumptious to eat. Moist and sweet with just a hint of buttermilk tang and vanilla, this lovely, light sponge is ideal for occasions like bridal showers and Mother's Day brunch, or an easy-to-make treat for afternoon tea.

Tiffany R Coffman

Serves: 12 

  • 200g margarine
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 1 pinch salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 23cm tube cake tin.
  2. In a medium bowl sift flour, bicarb and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix in well, then add buttermilk and vanilla and combine.
  5. Pour into prepared tin. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 1 hour or until bottom is golden and skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.

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Lovely consistancy and very moist but much too sweet. - 17 Apr 2013

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