Cakes and tarts

Sponge cake

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Sponge cake


4 eggs, at room temperature
1 scant cup caster sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp butter
4 Tbsp hot water
300 g whipped cream
Pinch of salt


  1. Grease and flour 2 round cake pans of 18 cm.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ÂșC.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar together at speed 5 for 7-8 minutes. Add vanilla essence toward the end.
  4. Sift flour and salt together 3 times, then add to the eggs. Mix 30 seconds on speed 1.
  5. Melt the butter in the hot water and fold through the mixture.
  6. Pour evenly into the cake pans and bake for 20 minutes, when the cakes should be pulling away from the sides of the pans.
  7. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then turn out onto racks.
  8. Fill with jam and whipped cream, top with more cream, fresh strawberries and grated chocolate.