About this recipe: This is the easiest cake recipe - no one could screw this up. It's great because it's a 2 egg quantity recipe: you can double the ingredients (4oz-8oz, 2eggs-4eggs) to make bigger and thicker cakes if you so wish to. Instead of 4oz of everything I usually use 12oz (6 eggs, 3 teaspoons baking powder) for birthday cakes. It's a recipe my nan used and taught to me when I was a kid. It's very light and spongy, and is great for chocolate cake, cupcakes and a Victoria sponge!!!
For a quick tasty icing: 1 egg white and icing sugar. Mix together adding as much icing sugar as you wish to get the consistency you're after.
Moist cake and easy to make. I made a large birthday cake and used the 12oz details, however, came out better cooking on a higher gas mark than suggested - 11 Apr 2012
I've recently made this cake a few hours ago actually and it didn't go well it was like a traybake more than a cake so thin but ill do a thicker one as it didn't go right as I'm a professional cake baker but was in a rush!!! - 04 Sep 2014