Perfect Sponge Cake

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Quick, easy and fat-free!


  • 6 oz self raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs


Grease and base line a 9 inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Sift flour and salt in a separate bowl, beat eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add sugar to egg mixture and beat on high speed until mixture thickens and you can make a figure 8 in the mix. Takes about 5 minutes.

Add the hot water and vanilla, dribbling them down at the side of the bowl and mix in lightly, then fold in the flour GENTLY.

Pour into pan and bake in top half of oven for approx 30-40 minutes until cake shrinks slightly from sides of pan and a finger pressed lightly in the center of cake makes no imprint.

Turn out on to a cake cooler, remove base lining carefully, and allow to cool.

When cooled, slice horizontally very carefully and fill with jam or cream. You can ice the top and decorate to your own preference.


Servings: 8-10
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
30-40 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Domestic science class at school over 30 years ago!

By cettina from Malta, Europe

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