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Very light sponge cake

This cake always turns out fantastic and i rely on it for most for my cakes

Very light sponge cake


  • 3 eggs 150g sugar 150g plain flour 150g soft margarine/butter 1 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Cream the butter and the sugar
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add to the sugar and butter
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture
  4. Bake for 20-25 mins

Comments (13)

What size cake will this recipe make? I want to make a 14" square sponge cake but dont know how much to make. I can see on the USA chart how many cups of mixture it takes but dont know how to convert this to UK measurements.
Hi there i use a mix almost the same as this except i use self raising flour what would the difference in the sponge be between the two flours? Thanks Kyle
I did 2x this recipe and it filled a 3" tall 8" pan
Hi, I also used double this recipe to make an 8" round cake (almost 3" tall). Just one thing though, it was fully cooked and had risen beautifully but the next morning I took it out to ice - and the middle had sunken into a crater :-[ any reason for this? can someone please help me? or offer any suggestions to avoid this next time? I have a very good, accurate oven and it was at night when everyone had already gone to bed so there were no loud noises/bangs to cause it sink...
what's the oven temp that you all used?
Can anyone tell me how many recipes for a full sheet cake?
This was a wonderful, moist cake! I doubled the recipe for 2 sq 8" pans. Bree, I can only imagine for a sheet cake, 8-10 batches. :/ LOL I'll know next week. I plan on using this recipe for a wedding cake. I'll post again :)
CandyCU I had a similiar problem with a cake once, try replacing your baking powder
Will this cake hold up well for stacking and decorating with fondant?
this sounds similar to a manderia cake. I have never tried a manderia, so someone tell me what it's like please.
Will this cake hold up fondant and stacking?
This is very similar to the sponge recipe for a Victoria sponge cake the only difference being I would use self rasing flour and not the baking powder. Kenikenmaui - you can stack and use fondant on Victoria sponge and it compliments it very nicely.
The cake was great but it was rock hard within 4 hours any sugesstions?
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