Simple sponge cake


A simple sponge perfect for any beginner bakers!


Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 4 large eggs (ideally at room temperature)
  • 125g of caster sugar
  • 125g of self-raising flour
  • Strawberry or raspberry jam for filling
  • Icing sugar for dusting


What you will need

  • Medium cake tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place sugar in a bowl and whisk together with eggs over a pan of hot water for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and continue whisking for 5 minutes.
  3. Gently fold in sieved flour, in about 4 lots.
  4. Pour sponge-cake mixture into 2 greased and floured cake tins.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. When the sponges have cooled, spread the jam and put the sponges together.
  7. Using a sieve, dust the top with icing sugar.


Serving suggestions

Serve with fresh fruit.

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