Super easy and light sponge cake with honey buttercream

Super easy and light sponge cake with honey buttercream


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About this recipe: I stumbled upon this cake when I realised I had no castor sugar. I used honey buttercream and a little jam for the filling but you could replace the honey with a citrus zest and vanilla essence for a fresher, less sweet cream.

Makes: 1 sponge cake

  • 100g butter or margarine, softened
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g self raising flour
  • strawberry jam for filling (optional)
  • Buttercream
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Beat the butter, granulated sugar and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  2. Gradually add the eggs to the creamed butter mixture and beat until it's as smooth as it can be. I found mine looked as though there were lots of little lumps but in the next step it smooths out perfectly.
  3. Gradually add the flour, folding in gently. Pour into a 23cm round cake tin.
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven at around 170 C / Gas 3 for 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife can be pulled out clean. Cool cake completely.
  5. Cream together the butter, sugar and honey for the buttercream. Pop in fridge for 15 minutes.
  6. Once cake is cool, slice horizontally and layer with jam, if desired, and the buttercream. Add additional buttercream to the top, if desired.

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