This recipe is about 150 years old. Although this recipe is sufficient for 4 adults, it will serve 6 to 8 children depending on their ages. It lends itself very well for use as the base for a birthday cake or similar special occasion.
Using a disk of baking parchment to line the base of the tins will make the cakes easier to remove when cooked.
was really easy to make, however it did not raise. smelt and taste soooo good though was very flat - 22 Oct 2012
I switched flour and used self raising instead. Creates a great tasting spongey cake. - 23 Jun 2014
This cake is an epic fail did not rise or taste good. Would not recommend. - 12 Sep 2013