Posted by LisaPepsDelicious vanilla sponge cake which is light but moist. I use this for any white/vanilla sponge... so moreish especially when using the vanilla pods. Credit to BBC Good Food website.
- 250g pack unsalted butter , softened, plus extra for greasing 250g golden caster sugar seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla paste 5 large eggs , cracked into a jug 85g plain flour 100g full-fat Greek yogurt (I used Total) 250g self-raising flour 3 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a round, deep 20cm tin, then line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper. Using electric beaters or a tabletop mixer, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and ¼ tsp salt together until pale and fluffy, then pour in the eggs, one at a time, giving the mix a really good beating before adding the next. Add 1 tbsp of the plain flour if the mix starts to look slimy rather than fluffy. Beat in the yogurt. Mix the flours; then, using a large metal spoon, fold them into the batter, followed by the milk. Spoon the mix into the tin and bake for 1 hr 20 mins or until well risen and golden - a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean.