How to Make a Basic Sponge Cake

Large cake - 250g-castersugar, butter & plainflour, 4 eggs, 1tsp flavouring, 4tsp bakingpowder Small cake - 125g-castersugar, butter & plainflour, 2 eggs, 1/2tsp flavouring, 2tsp baking powder

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How to Make a Basic Sponge Cake Recipe
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Ingredients, this is for an Extra Large cake, preheat oven to 180c or gas mark 4. For chocolate cake substitute plain flour for cocoa   XL - 4 tablespoons L - 3 tablespoons S - 1 tablespoon

Ingredients, this is for an Extra Large cake, preheat oven to 180c or gas mark 4. For chocolate cake substitute plain flour for cocoa XL - 4 tablespoons L - 3 tablespoons S - 1 tablespoon

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Cream the butter and sugar until pale light & fluffy with an electric mixer

Cream the butter and sugar until pale light & fluffy with an electric mixer

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Gradually add in the eggs, mixing well between each

Gradually add in the eggs, mixing well between each

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Add flavouring, ive used vanilla

Add flavouring, ive used vanilla

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This is the vanilla flavouring i used, but any flavour can be added

This is the vanilla flavouring i used, but any flavour can be added

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Add in the flour & baking powder in two batches, mixing until smooth

Add in the flour & baking powder in two batches, mixing until smooth

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I lined my cake tin with this so the cake will slide out easier

I lined my cake tin with this so the cake will slide out easier

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8inch square tin

8inch square tin

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I put mine just above the bottom of the oven,

I put mine just above the bottom of the oven,

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There is no specific time to bake this cake, mine has now been in for 50mins and its still not quite ready

There is no specific time to bake this cake, mine has now been in for 50mins and its still not quite ready

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I used my cake tester, and it didn't come out clean (no cake mix stuck to it)

I used my cake tester, and it didn't come out clean (no cake mix stuck to it)

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1hr 15mins later, take the cake out of the oven & let cool in tin for about 10 mins or until the tin is cool enough to handle

1hr 15mins later, take the cake out of the oven & let cool in tin for about 10 mins or until the tin is cool enough to handle

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Tip cake out onto a cooling rack to cool completely before icing

Tip cake out onto a cooling rack to cool completely before icing

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Trim the cake

Trim the cake

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Cut cake in half

Cut cake in half

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Im cheating, not making my own filling

Im cheating, not making my own filling

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Spread out the buttercream after this step

Spread out the buttercream after this step

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Ive put the butter cream all over the cake so the icing will stick, put in the fridge for about 10 mins to stiffen the buttercream

Ive put the butter cream all over the cake so the icing will stick, put in the fridge for about 10 mins to stiffen the buttercream

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I used a block icing, rolled it out flat and covered the cake

I used a block icing, rolled it out flat and covered the cake

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End result after adding the icing

End result after adding the icing

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Two tier result with this recipe! 10inch & 6inch round cake tins

Two tier result with this recipe! 10inch & 6inch round cake tins

Ingredients

350 Grams Unsalted butter 
350 Grams Caster sugar 
350 Grams Plain flour 
5 Teaspoons Baking powder 
6 Eggs 
2 Teaspoons Flavouring 
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