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Recipe: The Perfect Sponge

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This is a good basic sponge recipe to work with for celebration cakes, it is quick to make, and has a good texture for layering up. It’s a general crowd-pleaser.

Be sure to wrap it up after it has cooled and it should keep moist for a couple of days. I haven’t used sugar syrup in this particular cake, but if you are planning on assembling a few days ahead of eating it, it helps to keep the cake from drying out.

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Watch Khoollect Food Editor Frankie Unsworth decorate the sponge to create the Super Glam Party Cake.

The Perfect Sponge

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The perfect non stick loose based cake tin.

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Preparation Time30 MINUTES

Cooking Time45 MINUTES

Resting Time30 MINUTES

Serves10

LevelEasy


ingredients

250g unsalted butter

250g caster sugar

5 eggs, beaten

330g plain flour

130ml plain yoghurt

3 tsp baking powder

a generous pinch salt

 

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lakeland

The perfect non stick loose based cake tin.

1

Grease and line the base of 2 x 18 cm sandwich tins with baking paper.

2

Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan. In a freestanding mixer, cream the butter and the sugar until super light, fluffy and pale. Scrape down the sides, then beat again. Add the eggs, one at a time, until you have a smooth batter. Then stir through the yoghurt.

3

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Fold in the flour, in batches, until you have a smooth batter. Divide between the tins and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from the oven. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, before flipping them out onto a cooling rack.

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Preparation Time30 MINUTES

Cooking Time45 MINUTES

Resting Time30 MINUTES

Serves10

LevelEasy


ingredients

250g unsalted butter

250g caster sugar

5 eggs, beaten

330g plain flour

130ml plain yoghurt

3 tsp baking powder

a generous pinch salt

 

Get the kit

lakeland

The perfect non stick loose based cake tin.

1

Grease and line the base of 2 x 18 cm sandwich tins with baking paper.

2

Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan. In a freestanding mixer, cream the butter and the sugar until super light, fluffy and pale. Scrape down the sides, then beat again. Add the eggs, one at a time, until you have a smooth batter. Then stir through the yoghurt.

3

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Fold in the flour, in batches, until you have a smooth batter. Divide between the tins and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from the oven. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, before flipping them out onto a cooling rack.

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This is a good basic sponge recipe to work with for celebration cakes, it is quick to make, and has a good texture for layering up. It’s a general crowd-pleaser.

Be sure to wrap it up after it has cooled and it should keep moist for a couple of days. I haven’t used sugar syrup in this particular cake, but if you are planning on assembling a few days ahead of eating it, it helps to keep the cake from drying out.

Get creative…

Watch Khoollect Food Editor Frankie Unsworth decorate the sponge to create the Super Glam Party Cake.

The Perfect Sponge

1

Grease and line the base of 2 x 18 cm sandwich tins with baking paper.

2

Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan. In a freestanding mixer, cream the butter and the sugar until super light, fluffy and pale. Scrape down the sides, then beat again. Add the eggs, one at a time, until you have a smooth batter. Then stir through the yoghurt.

3

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Fold in the flour, in batches, until you have a smooth batter. Divide between the tins and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from the oven. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, before flipping them out onto a cooling rack.

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