The Perfect Sponge Cake

This little recipe for me makes the perfect sponge cake. You can tailor it to each individual taste like ginger, chocolate or lemon.

What I like about this recipe is that its very easy and there is no messing around, you literally throw everything into the bowl, mix it all together and bung it straight into the oven. What could go wrong?


For a plain sandwich cake you will need:

5oz Self Raising Flour

5oz of soft Butter or Margarine

5oz sugar

a pinch of salt

3 large eggs


For Chocolate Cake; substitute 4tablespoons of flour for 4tablespoons of Cocoa Powder (I use hot chocolate powder)

For Ginger Cake; add 2tablespoons of Ground Ginger

Β For Lemon Cake; add the grated rind of one large Lemon


Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas.4.

Line and grease two 7inch cake baking tins

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and stir. Beat until it is smooth for a couple of minutes by hand or with an electric mixer.

Divide the mixture evenly between the baking tins and level off each surface.

Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.

Cool the cakes on a wire rack.


Fill and top the cake as you desire. As you can see, I prefer to use chocolate πŸ˜€


This sandwich cake recipe makes the perfect cake base for Birthday Cakes. Usually the two layers is sufficient but if you want more layers, double up the ingredients. Any left over cake mix can be used in paper cases to make little buns.


Have a go, it’s a great recipe to get the kids involved too.

ps… don’t forget to lick the bowl πŸ˜‰

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