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

Very light sponge cake

Ingredients

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

Instructions

    Cream the butter and the sugar

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

Comments

Melons1976 Says... 22 Oct 2009 , 1:01am

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.

Kylei_boy Says... 2 Nov 2009 , 3:04pm

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

Chef_Rinny Says... 20 Nov 2009 , 2:09pm

I did 2x this recipe and it filled a 3" tall 8" pan

CandyCU Says... 23 Nov 2009 , 1:00am

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...

cakes_rule Says... 23 Nov 2009 , 3:10pm

what's the oven temp that you all used?

Bree0825 Says... 11 Mar 2010 , 9:41am

Can anyone tell me how many recipes for a full sheet cake?

CupQuequito Says... 19 Jul 2010 , 6:26pm

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 :)

Curlysue05 Says... 9 Mar 2011 , 6:14am

CandyCU I had a similiar problem with a cake once, try replacing your baking powder

Courtsmom_2000 Says... 26 May 2011 , 10:21am

Will this cake hold up well for stacking and decorating with fondant?

littlejewel Says... 16 Jun 2011 , 3:04pm

this sounds similar to a manderia cake. I have never tried a manderia, so someone tell me what it's like please.

Kenikenmaui Says... 2 Jul 2011 , 9:09am

Will this cake hold up fondant and stacking?

vicki-w Says... 2 Aug 2011 , 7:45pm

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.

PG101 Says... 14 Aug 2011 , 5:54pm

The cake was great but it was rock hard within 4 hours any sugesstions?


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