Simple plain sponge cake

    50 min

    This is a simple, quick, go-to sponge cake recipe that me and my mum love to use as a base for some great cake recipes. Enjoy !

    Cheshire, England, UK
    333 people made this

    Makes: 1 (18cm) round cake

    • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 110g (4 oz) butter, softened
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 110g (4 oz) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • milk, if needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 18cm (7 in) round cake tin.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, so the mixture doesn't curdle.
    4. Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold lightly into the mixture. Add a little milk if necessary to give a soft dropping consistency. Place in prepared tin.
    5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or till a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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    Nice, but it was cooked in 15 mins. So be carefull.  -  24 Oct 2013


    very nice thanks  -  17 May 2015