Quick sponge cake

    50 min

    A quick sponge cake I made needing to satisfy my sweet tooth!


    Hertfordshire, England, UK
    30 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • For the cake
    • 115g butter
    • 115g vanilla sugar
    • 115g self raising flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • For the filling
    • double cream
    • a nice jam, about 3-4 tablespoons

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line two 7" sandwich tins with baking paper.
    2. Beat together the butter and sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs until well combined and the fold in the flour. The mixture should be droopy (milk can be added if needed).
    3. Spoon in to the sandwich tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
    4. Leave to cool in tins and then on wire rack.
    5. Whip double cream till stiff, and spread your jam over one of the cooled sandwiches (I used blackberry, elderberry and apple). Then spread the whipped cream over the top.
    6. Place the other sandwich on top of the cream and press down gently. Dust icing sugar over the top, ready to serve!

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    Used different ingredients. I added a bit of Almond extract.  -  17 Apr 2009


    Didn't quite work out for me. Crumbled down halfway through baking time, and came out tasting like butter and with a texture I didn't like. The only thing I made different was using regular flour and then adding baking powder, but I've done it other times so I don't think that's why it turned out bad. Not going to try again, as three quarters of the cake went down the trash bin  -  18 Apr 2012


    very quick and easy to do, tasted great! x  -  11 Jun 2009