Basic sponge traybake

Basic sponge traybake


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About this recipe: 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!


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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