Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Vanilla Sponge Cake


  • 8tbl spoon  caster sugar
  • 4tbl spoon softened butter 
  • 4 eggs
  • 8tbl spoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1tsp lemon zest(optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • vanilla extract, to taste


Preheat the oven to 180 C and line two 18cm cake tins with butter and baking parchment.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl beat the eggs until evenly coloured. Next add the egg, flour and baking powder to the butter mix, and mix until smooth. Next add your vanilla extract to taste and pour equally into each tin.Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool fully.

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