Sponge Sandwich Cake

    50 mins

    This recipe for jam filled cake is about 150 years old. Although this recipe is sufficient for 4 adults, it will serve 6 to 8 children depending on their ages. Great cake for a birthday or special occasion.

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    Makes: 1 (15cm) sponge cake

    • Sponge cake
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 100g butter or margarine
    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest or a few drops of vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
    • Filling
    • fruit jam or whipped cream

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cream together sugar and butter, then add remaining cake ingredients, blending into a smooth mixture.
    2. Divide mixture between two lightly greased sandwich tins. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 190 C. Allow to cool upside-down on a wire rack.
    3. When cooled spread one half with the filling of choice (preserves, whipped cream, or both!). Invert the other half on top and press together lightly.

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    was really easy to make, however it did not raise. smelt and taste soooo good though was very flat  -  22 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    I switched flour and used self raising instead. Creates a great tasting spongey cake.  -  23 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    This cake is an epic fail did not rise or taste good. Would not recommend.  -  12 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)