Basic sponge cake

Easy sponge recipe

To create some of our cakes, you’ll need these basic sponge recipes...

By , 22 June 2016

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Easy sponge recipe
  • 1 Hour 25 Mins

  • Serves: 10

Our basic sponge recipe is a perfect starting place for more complicated cakes.

Nutritional Info
Each 92g serving contains
  • Energy

    1490KJ

    356KCAL

    18%
  • Fat

    19.3g

    high

    28%
  • Saturates

    5.9g

    high

    30%
  • Sugars

    23.0g

    high

    26%
  • Salt

    0.64g

    med

    11%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1619kJ/387kcal.
Ingredients
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g softened butter
  • 225g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line your tin. The size of the tin will vary depending on what recipe you are using.

  • Beat all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand-whisk for 3-4 mins. Spoon into the tin, level the surface and bake for 1 hr – 1hr 20 mins, depending on the tin size. To test, a metal skewer inserted into the centre of the sponge should come out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating.