About this recipe:This sponge cake is a simple, plain sponge which can be used for any cake. I used this to make a cake where I had plain sponge on the top and chocolate on the bottom, turned out great and raised really well! This can be split into 2 sandwich tins but I put it all in one as I wanted it to be high so that with the chocolate cake it would be a big cake.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min
Preheat the oven to 190 C / 170 C Fan / Gas 5. Butter a 20cm tin thoroughly.
In a large bowl, beat all the ingredients together until you have a smooth cake mixture.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared cake tin, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden, a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it may take less or longer, depending on your oven. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely. Once cooled, decorate however you want!
To make this cake into the chocolate cake version, add 3 tablespoons cocoa powder to the mixture in step 2.