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Here is wot how you make a really easy sponge cake like this one here. It's actually nice too. This is a combination of recipes from all over the internet and my own tweaks.

YOU WILL NEED!

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs

  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 200g butter (I used unsalted)

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 1tsp baking powder

  • Icing sugar to dust

  • 250ml double cream

  • Some fruit

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl

  • Electric mixer

  • 2x18cm greased cake tins

& here is how you do it

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c (bit less if it's a fan oven)

  2. Cut the butter up into smallish pieces and place in a bowl with the sugar

  3. Beat the butter and sugar with your electric mixer until it goes smooth

  4. Add the eggs, flour and baking powder to the mix

  5. Whisk again until the mixture reaches what the pros call a "dropping consistency". This means apparently that it should drop off a spoon but not be runny or solid

  6. Divide evenly between the two cake tins and smooth the surface. The cakes will rise more in the middle than at the edges so you may want to leave a small depression

  7. Whack these in the oven for approx 20 mins. Ovens vary a lot though so keep an eye on it. Remove when golden brown on top and an inserted wooden skewer comes out clean

  8. When cakes are baked, remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack

  9. Leave to cool completely (30 mins or so)

  10. MEANWHILE clean out the bowl you used to make the batter and pour the cream in there

  11. Whisk this cream up until it reaches a spreadable consistency

  12. Spread on one of the bases and add your fruit as you wish

  13. Smush the two halves together & dust with icing sugar

Easy and tasty. You can make a chocolate sponge easily by substituting some of the flour for cocoa powder, for example. This is a great recipe for experimentation.