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Simple sponge cake

 68 ratings

Prep Time:20 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:8 Adults

Simple sponge cake

A simple sponge perfect for any beginner bakers! 

About this recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals.


  • 4 large eggs (ideally at room temperature)
  • 125g of caster sugar
  • 125g of self-raising flour
  • Strawberry or raspberry jam for filling
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place sugar in a bowl and whisk together with eggs over a pan of hot water for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and continue whisking for 5 minutes.
  3. Gently fold in sieved flour, in about 4 lots.
  4. Pour sponge-cake mixture into 2 greased and floured cake tins.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. When the sponges have cooled, spread the jam and put the sponges together.
  7. Using a sieve, dust the top with icing sugar. 

What you will need

  • Medium cake tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk

Serving suggestions

Serve with fresh fruit

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