Quick and easy tasty plain sponge cake

    40 min

    This is a simple sponge cake recipe - you can serve it plain, or sandwiched with jam to make a Victoria sponge cake, or fill with buttercream for a birthday cake.


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    Serves: 10 

    • 225g butter, at room temperature
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 18cm (7 in) cake tins and line with baking parchment.
    2. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beat until pale and creamy. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until well integrated. Divide the cake mixture equally between the two cake tins.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes until risen, golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired when cold.

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    hi guys its me the chef creator of this recipe. I hope this recipe came in handy to all beginners and higher in the ranking system. it tastes lovely when completed.  -  24 Oct 2015


    Just made this cake I'm first timer at makin cakes and it's come out amazing and taste delicious, will defo use this recipe again  -  10 Mar 2017


    I made this cake yestetday. It was delicious very light & moist. My husband loved it, he is Tunisian & cakes here are not the same as ours in UK so it was a big hit. Thank you for sharing this recipe  -  15 Jan 2017