Thursday, 31 May 2012

Whisked Vanilla Sponge

As many of you may know I love cake. I love baking, I love eating and I love decorating cake. My go to recipe is my whisked vanilla cake- it's so good that it has made the family recipe book which is passed down generation to generation.

The cake is one that I use for birthday cakes, covering in fondant or buttercream frosting. Or I make it into almost a pudding covering it in raspberry jam and cream when it's still ever so slightly warm which is my best friend Faye's favourite way (pictured).

175g/6oz caster sugar
175g/6oz self-raising flour
175g/6oz butter or marg
3 large eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 190c/375f/Gas Mark 5 and butter a cake tin.
2. In a large bowl cream the butter/marg and sugar together with a wooden spoon until light and creamy. In another bowl mix the eggs and vanilla extract (I like kirklands) together.
3. Slowly add the flour and eggs alternatively to the sugar and butter mixture, beating between each addition until the mixture is well mixed and smooth.
4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Happy baking! No drama xxx