Simple Sponge Cake

Simple Sponge Cake

Serves 15-20

Ingredients

Cake

  • 250g margarine (makes a lighter cake, but can use unsalted butter) at room temp
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 drops of vanilla essence
  • 250g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/4tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 4tbsp milk

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Line and grease two 6inch round cake tins. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Slowly add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. 
  • Fold in the flour and the baking powder, making sure it is all combined. 
  • Add the milk (the mixture may be a bit sloppy, but do not add more flour).
  • Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and ensure the surface is even and flat.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake feels firm. Test with a skewer to ensure the centre of the cake is cooked.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a cooling rack. 

*Cover the cake in a butter icing of your choice and drizzle with chocolate ganache.

 

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