Sponge cake

Serves: 8




  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Line two round cake tins with baking paper.
  3. Into a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric whisk.
  4. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until mixture is thick.
  5. Gradually sift the flour, salt and baking powder; whisk until well combined.
  6. Divide batter between prepared cake tins. 
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from tin and transfer to a wire rack; leave to cool.
  9. Fill with whipped cream and jelly; dust with icing sugar and fresh fruit. 


  • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g (7 oz) granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream, for filling 
  • Jelly, for filling (optional)
  • Fresh fruit, for dusting 
  • Icing sugar, for dusting (optional)