Friday, 30 August 2013

A weekend treat...super easy sponge cake

It's almost the weekend and what could be better than having a nice treat to serve up with a cup of tea or coffee?

Rather than reaching for a packet of shop-bought biscuits, why not make this quick sponge cake that can be filled with cream & jam, a fruit mousse,...?  I couldn't believe how easy it was to make this - it was mixed and baked within 30 minutes!
Easy sponge cake
Have a lovely weekend!

Easy sponge cake (for 26cm diameter springform)

  • 3 medium eggs, separated into whites & yolks
  • 90g self-raising flour
  • 90g sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C (or 160 C for a fan oven).
  2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a bowl until stiff.
  3. Stir in the yolks, then slowly add the sugar and fold in the flour.
  4. Fill into a lined 26cm springform and bake at the lowest shelf in the oven for ca. 20 - 25 minutes (until golden brown).
  5. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled you can split this into halves and fill with whipped cream & jam or use as a soft sponge base for a fruit tart.

Make a chocolate version of this by adding a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder to the flour.  Yum!


  1. Oh my goodness an easy sponge cake recipe. I don't always have a lot of luck with a sponge but I'll give this one a try :-)

    1. Oh, I do hope this one works for you! It's also great for making Swiss roll - very versatile!
      Hope you are well! Have a lovely Sunday! Kirsten x