Basic sponge traybake

    45 min

    This is a basic recipe for a sponge traybake, ideal as a foundation to numerous cakes. A staple in my recipe collection and I have used it for years!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g soft margarine
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 275g self raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 4 eggs, beaten well
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm cake tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until well combined. Pour into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Using the baking parchment to help you, lift the cake out of the tin then either decorate to taste or cut into squares to serve.

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    I made this using Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising Flour, and it turned out perfectly. A great recipe  -  29 Apr 2018


    I make this cake over and over again and it has never failed! It it such a good recipe and everyone thinks it tastes great!  -  13 Sep 2017


    Absolutely delicious especially with added frosting and sprinkles  -  31 Dec 2016